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English definition of “redeem”

redeem

verb [T] (IMPROVE)   /rɪˈdim/
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).
(Definition of redeem verb (IMPROVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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