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redeem

v. to buy back, as when an owner who had mortgaged his/her real property pays off the debt. The term also refers to paying the amount due and all charges after a foreclosure (due to failure to make payments when due) has begun. A person who has pawned a possession may redeem the item by paying the loan and interest to the pawnbroker. (See: foreclosure, mortgage, redemption)

redeem

(Repurchase), verb buy back, deliver, get back, liberate, obtain, ransom, recall, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, regain, release, replevin, replevy, repossess, rescue, retrieve
Associated concepts: right to redeem

redeem

(Satisfy debts), verb absolve, atone, do penance, expiate, give satisfaction, make amends, make up for, offset bad debts, propitiate, reform, satisfy, set straight, shrive, turn from sin
See also: buy, collect, conserve, cure, defray, discharge, disenthrall, extricate, free, fulfill, indemnify, liberate, liquidate, outbalance, pardon, purchase, purge, reclaim, recoup, recover, reform, refund, rehabilitate, renovate, repossess, rescue, restore, return, save
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All his absent-mindedness and inability to enter a room and converse in it was, however, redeemed by his kindly, simple, and modest expression.
In the morning he paid every bill, gave Maria three months' advance on the room, and redeemed every pledge at the pawnshop.
I treated a second time around, and then, to my amazement, Johnny redeemed himself in that matter of the ten-cent drink.
Thwackum, on the contrary, maintained that the human mind, since the fall, was nothing but a sink of iniquity, till purified and redeemed by grace.
The time was out in two days; I thought something might one day come of it too; and so redeemed the pledge.
good; and in the sweet humility that springs in us all in moments of true admiration and gratitude, she felt that the faults he had to pardon in her had never been redeemed, as his faults were.
This was attributed to the Redeemed Share class as follows:-
The issues being redeemed by Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc.
Voucher can be redeemed once against the full price of a Lees 70g Tablet Bar when purchased in any Scottish Tesco Stores (excludes Tesco Express stores) where stocked and must be presented with the product at the checkout.
351 (a) applies and (2) acquiring corporation then redeemed the stock it is treated as having issued.
On the award side, points can be redeemed for travel on any airline, or for hotel stays or consumer goods.
In a divorce, the corporation redeemed the wife's stock for cash or other assets from the company.