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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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CONGRATULATIONS to the BBC for its nauseating new singing drama All The Small Things - a tawdry tale of middleclass musical intrigue with barely a single redeeming feature.
A gorgeous day in the desert, boxes and boxes of ammo, an old and ugly 1911 hose primary redeeming feature is its unfailing reliability and a handful of Kimber's new Kim-Pro Tac Mags.
What was shown at Bozar--the quasi-hip new name of the Palais des Beaux-Arts or Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, whose only redeeming feature is that it is the same in French and Flemish--was a six-minute video, dated 2004-2005, accompanied by footage and photos of casting sessions as well as storyboards.
In sentencing the defendant, Judge Stearns noted that, "the only redeeming feature of the case was that the police officers [who BYRNE tried to intimidate into silence] instead testified truthfully.
The lone redeeming feature of both debate over stem cell research and,
He added, "Its only socially redeeming feature is that its popularity may alert American educators to their failure to impart the most fundamental knowledge about health and nutrition to the students entrusted to their care.
Considering these undesirable factors, many authors have strived to find some redeeming feature in Table Mountain pine.
They are the only redeeming feature of this whole look.
We do have one redeeming feature to be proud of though, the wonderful AVFC.
The only redeeming feature about the new Hotmail is the Active View for photographs, which allows you to view photos in full screen mode without having to download them.
The only redeeming feature about the place was the hog roast, which Roy from Eltham informs me is still good value, especially the second roll.
The redeeming feature for Bridgend was a promising debut for full-back Dean Thomas from Tondu.