AskDefine | Define redeem

Dictionary Definition



1 save from sins [syn: deliver, save]
2 exchange or buy back for money; under threat [syn: ransom]
3 pay off (loans or promissory notes) [syn: pay off]
4 convert into cash; of commercial papers

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To recover ownership of something by paying a sum.
  2. To set free, rescue or ransom.
  3. To save from a state of sin (and from its consequences).
  4. To restore the reputation or honour of oneself or something.

Derived terms


to recover ownership of something by paying a sum
to set free, rescue or ransom
to save from a state of sin
to restore the reputation, honour of oneself, or something

Extensive Definition

Redemption may refer to:
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redeem in German: Redemption
redeem in French: Rédemption

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abet, abide by, absolve, acknowledge, aid, amend, amortize, assist, atone, atone for, avail, bail out, balance, be faithful to, bear a hand, bear the expense, befriend, benefit, buy, buy back, carry out, cash in, change, change for, chip in, clear, comfort, commute, compensate, compensate for, compound for, convert, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, defray, defray expenses, deliver, discharge, disenthrall, do good, doctor, dub in, ease, emancipate, exchange, expiate, extract, extricate, favor, finance, foot the bill, free, fund, get back, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give help, give place to, give salvation, give satisfaction, go Dutch, help, honor, honor a bill, keep, keep faith with, lend a hand, lend one aid, liberate, lift, liquidate, live down, loose, make accounts square, make amends, make compensation, make do with, make good, make matters up, make reparation, make right, make up, make up for, make way for, manumit, new-model, offer in exchange, offset, outweigh, pay for, pay in full, pay off, pay the bill, pay the forfeit, pay the penalty, pay the piper, pay the shot, pay up, perform, proffer aid, propitiate, protect, put up with, rally, ransom, re-form, recapture, reclaim, recompense, recoup, recover, recuperate, recycle, redress, refashion, reform, regain, regenerate, rehabilitate, reinstate, release, relieve, remedy, remodel, render assistance, renew, renovate, reoccupy, repair, replevin, replevy, repossess, repurchase, rescue, reshape, restore, restore self-respect, resume, resuscitate, retake, retire, retrieve, revindicate, revive, ring in, salvage, satisfy, save, see through, set free, set off, set straight, set up, settle, shift with, square, square accounts, square it, square things, stand the costs, strike a balance, substitute, succor, switch, take back, take in exchange, take in tow, take up, trade in, unbind, unchain, win back
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