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Definition of Redeem

Redeem

  1. To purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase.
  2. To recall, as an estate, or to regain, as mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force of the mortgage.
  3. To regain by performing the obligation or condition stated; to discharge the obligation mentioned in, as a promissory note, bond, or other evidence of debt; as, to redeem bank notes with coin.
  4. To ransom, liberate, or rescue from captivity or bondage, or from any obligation or liability to suffer or to be forfeited, by paying a price or ransom; to ransom; to rescue; to recover; as, to redeem a captive, a pledge, and the like.
  5. Hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law.
  6. To make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to redeem one's promises.
  7. To pay the penalty of; to make amends for; to serve as an equivalent or offset for; to atone for; to compensate; as, to redeem an error.

Redeem Quotations

We give you the facts. I told you information is power - knowledge is power. We can't be in an ideological battle to redeem the soul of this country if we don't have the facts.
Tavis Smiley

There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it, which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this its darkest hour: one only; I know of no other to which we may rationally trust for relief from impending dangers without and within.
Robert Dale Owen

The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics.
Orson Pratt

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
Bertrand Russell

In thinking about religion and society in the 21st century, we should broaden the conversation about faith from doctrinal debates to the larger question of how it might inspire us to strengthen the bonds of belonging that redeem us from our solitude, helping us to construct together a gracious and generous social order.
Jonathan Sacks
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Redeem Translations

redeem in Dutch is vrijkopen, loskopen, afkopen
redeem in French is relayer, rachetons, rachetent, racheter, rachetez
redeem in Italian is rilevare
redeem in Spanish is redimir, rescatar
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