redeem

  • 1 redeem — re·deem /ri dēm/ vt 1 a: repurchase b: to repurchase by right and not on the open market redeem preferred shares 2 a: to free from a lien or pledge usu. by payment of the amount secured thereby …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Redeem — Re*deem (r?*d?m ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Redeemed}. ( d?md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Redeeming}.] [F. r[ e]dimer, L. redimere; pref. red , re re + emere, emptum, to buy, originally, to take, cf. OIr. em (in comp.), Lith. imti. Cf. {Assume}, {Consume},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 redeem — re‧deem [rɪˈdiːm] verb [transitive] FINANCE 1. to pay off a loan or debt: • He intends to redeem the mortgage at the earliest opportunity. • When do you expect to redeem this …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 redeem — [v1] recover possession buy back, buy off, call in, cash, cash in, change, cover, defray, discharge, exchange, get back, make good, pay off, purchase, ransom, recapture, reclaim, recoup, regain, reinstate, repay, replevin, replevy, repossess,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Redeem — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Alternative / Rock Gründung 2003 Website http://www.redeem.ch …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 redeem — ► VERB 1) make up for the faults or bad aspects of. 2) (redeem oneself) make up for one s poor past performance or behaviour. 3) save from sin, error, or evil. 4) fulfil (a pledge or promise). 5) gain or regain possession of in exchange for… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 redeem — [ri dēm′] vt. [LME redemen < MFr redimer < L redimere < re(d) , back + emere, to get, buy < IE base * em , to take > Lith imù, OSlav imǫ, to take] 1. to buy back 2. to get back; recover, as by paying a fee 3. to pay off (a mortgage …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 redeem — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. redemer (see REDEMPTION (Cf. redemption)). Related: Redeemed; redeeming …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 redeem — deliver, *rescue, ransom, save, reclaim Analogous words: *free, liberate, release, emancipate, manumit: restore, *renew, renovate: *recover, regain …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 redeem — [[t]rɪdi͟ːm[/t]] redeems, redeeming, redeemed 1) VERB If you redeem yourself or your reputation, you do something that makes people have a good opinion of you again after you have behaved or performed badly. [V n] He had realized the mistake he… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 redeem — re|deem [rıˈdi:m] v [T] formal ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(improve something)¦ 2 redeem yourself 3¦(get money for something)¦ 4¦(religion)¦ 5 redeem a promise/pledge 6¦(get something back)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: rédimer, from Latin redimere …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 redeem — /ri deem /, v.t. 1. to buy or pay off; clear by payment: to redeem a mortgage. 2. to buy back, as after a tax sale or a mortgage foreclosure. 3. to recover (something pledged or mortgaged) by payment or other satisfaction: to redeem a pawned… …

    Universalium

  • 13 redeem — verb (T) formal 1 IMPROVE STH to make something less bad: Olivier s performance redeemed what was otherwise a second rate play. | redeeming feature (=the one good thing about someone or something that is unpleasant): a brutal man, whose one… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 redeem — UK [rɪˈdiːm] / US [rɪˈdɪm] verb [transitive] Word forms redeem : present tense I/you/we/they redeem he/she/it redeems present participle redeeming past tense redeemed past participle redeemed 1) to improve something that is not very good by… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 redeem — re|deem [ rı dim ] verb transitive ▸ 1 improve something ▸ 2 receive value of shares ▸ 3 use voucher ▸ 4 pay back money ▸ 5 save someone from evil ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) to improve something that is not very good by including something that is good: A… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 redeem — verb 1) the whimsical artwork redeems the book Syn: save, compensate for the defects of, vindicate 2) he fully redeemed himself in the next race Syn: vindicate, free from blame, absolve 3) you cannot redeem their sins Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 redeem — /rɪ di:m/ verb 1. to pay off a loan or a debt ● to redeem a mortgage ● to redeem a debt 2. ♦ to redeem a bond to sell a bond for cash 3. to exchange a voucher, coupon or stamp for a gift or a reduction in price …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 18 redeem — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English redemen, from Anglo French redemer, modification of Latin redimere, from re , red re + emere to take, buy; akin to Lithuanian imti to take Date: 15th century 1. a. to buy back ; repurchase b. to get or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 redeem — v. (D; tr.) to redeem from * * * [rɪ diːm] (D; tr.) to redeem from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 redeem — re•deem [[t]rɪˈdim[/t]] v. t. 1) to buy or pay off; clear by payment: to redeem a mortgage[/ex] 2) to buy back, as after a tax sale or a mortgage foreclosure 3) to recover (something pledged or mortgaged) by payment or other satisfaction: to… …

    From formal English to slang