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verb [transitive] redeem pronunciation in American English /rɪˈdim/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyredeem
he/she/itredeems
present participleredeeming
past tenseredeemed
past participleredeemed
  1. 1
    to improve something that is not very good by including something that is good

    A difficult year for the company was redeemed by one very successful deal.

    redeeming feature:

    Smith’s only redeeming feature is that he knows his job.

  2. 4
    to get an object again by paying someone the money that they paid you for it, especially when the money was a type of loan

    She couldn’t afford to redeem her wedding ring from the pawnbroker.

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