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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: redeem /rɪˈdiːm/ 
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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.

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