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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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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.
It meant the French won 12 of the 13 games against Welsh opposition with only SWANSEA'S draw against BEGLES the redeeming feature.
The redeeming feature of the book is that, ultimately, it has very little to do with the author's pet theories about bereavement.
The feature debut of Leigh Francis's sexist alter ego, who hosts the Bafta award-winning comedy panel show Celebrity Juice, lacks a single redeeming feature.
Leading man Matthew McConaughey wastes no time in losing his shirt to flaunt his one redeeming feature, but his constant smug grin in the face of almost certain death soon grates.
In a full hour it failed to find one redeeming feature in the odd, waddling woman who will go down in history as the most reviled spouse ever to occupy 10 Downing Street.
Its only redeeming feature was that half-senile Brucie wasn't dragged on as co-host.
Indeed, the sexually charged dynamic between Karen and Joe is the film's one redeeming feature, building in tension as Karen lures Joe between the sheets where she plans to perform a DIY castration.
It is a scheme without a single redeeming feature for the good of the game - unless you think increasing the profitability of Celtic and Rangers at the expense of the rest is good progress.
While Albion's redeeming feature is their away record, home fans want far better than this.
Its only redeeming feature is that it takes just one match to win, roughly 32 fewer than the Europa League.
Dontworry there''s another redeeming feature You can help aid the centre to feed and nurse It relies on people's kindness (Nudge, wink, with your purse