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REDEEM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does redeem mean? 

REDEEM (verb)
  The verb REDEEM has 6 senses:

1. save from sins
2. restore the honor or worth of
3. to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
4. exchange or buy back for money; under threat
5. pay off (loans or promissory notes)
6. convert into cash; of commercial papers

  Familiarity information: REDEEM used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REDEEM (verb)


Sense 1redeem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Save from sins

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

redeem; save; deliver

Domain category:

faith; organized religion; religion (an institution to express belief in a divine power)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2redeem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restore the honor or worth of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "redeem" is one way to...):

reestablish; reinstate; restore (bring back into original existence, use, function, or position)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3redeem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "redeem" is one way to...):

change; exchange; interchange (give to, and receive from, one another)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4redeem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exchange or buy back for money; under threat

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

ransom; redeem

Hypernyms (to "redeem" is one way to...):

change; exchange; interchange (give to, and receive from, one another)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5redeem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pay off (loans or promissory notes)

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

pay off; redeem

Hypernyms (to "redeem" is one way to...):

pay (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6redeem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert into cash; of commercial papers

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "redeem" is one way to...):

cash; cash in (exchange for cash)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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