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redeem

verb [T]  /rɪˈdim/ us  

redeem verb [T] (IMPROVE)

to improve yourself, or to take action to improve the way other people think of you or something you have done: After his poor performance in the golf tournament two weeks before, he was determined to redeem himself by playing well. Very few TV talk shows have any redeeming values (= have good qualities that make their bad qualities less important).

redeem verb [T] (BUY BACK)

to buy back something, or to exchange something for money or for goods or services: You can redeem the bond at any time, but you will lose some interest.
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