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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)

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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 redeeming feature for Bridgend was a promising debut for full-back Dean Thomas from Tondu.
Sanitized arrangements of Gershwin are perhaps the low point of this collection, but closing with Woody Herman on alto sax in Rose's version of Earle Hagen's atmospheric Harlem Nocturne, is a redeeming feature. HH
The sole redeeming feature was birdie three on the final green for a 76 - and a level par aggregate.
Boredom crept through the crowd and the band's only redeeming feature was a cover of Neil Young's After The Gold Rush that pricked up the ears and hushed the babbling onlookers.
I always thought that the redeeming feature of form was its inclusiveness.
has its redeeming feature; the deceased will not know
We were treated to film of gas works, sewerage plants, slums and slag heaps accompanied by verse which gave the impression of a city devoid of any redeeming feature. The manufacturing industries for which the city is famous were derided.
The sole redeeming feature of his case is his decision to enter a guilty plea, finally accepting some culpability for his actions, the consequences of which he'll now have plenty of time to contemplate.
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.