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redeem

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈdiːm/
IMPROVE to make something seem less bad: He tried to redeem his reputation by working extra hard. a redeeming feature Making things betterBecoming better
redeem yourself to do something that makes people have a better opinion of you after you have done something bad: He was two hours late, but he redeemed himself by bringing presents.Making things betterBecoming betterSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
GET SOMETHING to exchange something for something elseGiving, bringing or getting back
RELIGION to save someone from evil, especially according to the Christian religionForgiveness in religion
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