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English definition of “redeem”

redeem

verb [T] (IMPROVE)    /rɪˈdiːm/ formal
to make something or someone seem less bad : A poor game was redeemed in the second half by a couple of superb goals from Anthony Edwards. He was an hour late, but he redeemed him self in her eyes by giving her a huge bunch of flowers . She took me to see a really dull film , the only redeeming feature of which (= the only thing which prevented it from being completely bad ) was the soundtrack .Making things betterBecoming better
(Definition of redeem verb (IMPROVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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