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redeem

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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redeemre‧deem /rɪˈdiːm/ ●○○ verb [transitive] formal  1 improve somethingIMPROVE to make something less bad syn make up for Olivier’s performance redeemed an otherwise second-rate play.redeeming quality/feature etc (=the one good thing about an unpleasant person or thing) The hotel had a single redeeming feature – it was cheap.2 redeem yourself3 get money for somethingBMONEY to exchange a piece of paper representing an amount of money for that amount of money or for goods equal in cost to that amount of money You can redeem the coupon at any store.4 religionRRC to free someone from the power of evil, especially in the Christian religion Redeemer5 redeem a promise/pledge6 get something backBFL to buy back something which you left with someone you borrowed money fromredeem something from something He finally redeemed his watch from the pawnbroker.
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Examples from the Corpus
redeemThe system had failed so badly there was no way to redeem it.Any rally will be undermined by corporate investors redeeming mutual fund holdings, Subramanian said.I finally redeemed my watch from the pawnbrokers.Any compilation is going to be a shallow thing redeemed only by the actual songs on it.Can you explain simply what one purpose or one redeeming quality that movie embraced?Heavy redemption penalties also apply; but you are unlikely to want to redeem such a good deal.Travelers can redeem the coupons for one-way flights.Liberated serfs would then redeem their debts over a period of years.Frans Hals had painted portraits of girls who could only be described as plain, but something lively and piquant redeemed them.If there is a redeeming trait in him, he has not revealed it.Christ came to Earth to redeem us from our sins.redeeming quality/feature etcShe didn't want him to be a man with any redeeming qualities.Vangrey, the chosen beau, has one redeeming feature.The lack of any redeeming features causes the book to be somewhat unconvincing.I hate the tube in London, but the one redeeming feature is staring at the faces ... We all do it.Yet for the United States, coal has an overpowering redeeming feature -- it is in goodly supply.When the fact dawned on him it nearly broke his heart, but now it seemed the redeeming feature of the case.Can you explain simply what one purpose or one redeeming quality that movie embraced?The redeeming feature was that it was all in aid of charity and two children's hospitals outside Moscow benefited.
From Longman Business Dictionaryredeemre‧deem /rɪˈdiːm/ verb [transitive]FINANCE1to pay off a loan or debtHe intends to redeem the mortgage at the earliest opportunity.When do you expect to redeem this debt?2to exchange shares, bonds etc for cashA company will not normally be allowed to redeem its shares during the offer period if its board believes that a takeover offer is imminent.3to get back something that you pawned (=left with someone when you borrowed money from them), by returning the money borrowedredeemable adjectiveMost of these bonds are redeemable at par, i.e. £100 is payable for each £100 nominal value of stock.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
redeem
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyredeem
he, she, itredeems
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyredeemed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave redeemed
he, she, ithas redeemed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad redeemed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill redeem
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have redeemed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam redeeming
he, she, itis redeeming
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you, we, theyare redeeming
Past
I, he, she, itwas redeeming
you, we, theywere redeeming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been redeeming
he, she, ithas been redeeming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been redeeming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be redeeming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been redeeming
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