Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
redeem /ri'di:m/
  • ngoại động từ
    • mua lại, chuộc lại (vật cầm thế); trả hết (nợ)
      • to redeem one's watch [from pawnshop]: chuộc đồng hồ (đã cầm)
    • chuộc lỗi
    • bù lại
      • to redeem the time: bù lại thì giờ đã mất
      • his good points redeem his faults: những điểm tốt của anh ta bù lại cho những điểm xấu
    • thực hiện, giữ trọn (lời hứa...)
    • cứu nguy, cứu thoát, cứu (loài người) khỏi vòng tội lỗi (Chúa...)
Concise Dictionary
+save from sins
+restore the honor or worth of
+to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
+exchange or buy back for money; under threat
+pay off (loans or promissory notes)
+convert into cash; of commercial papers

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 reclaim, recover, regain, repossess, retrieve, get back, buy back, repurchase; pay off, Brit clear:
He went into the pawn shop to redeem the gold watch.
2 rescue, ransom, deliver, free, save, liberate, set free, emancipate, release:
He was able to redeem the boy only after paying the kidnappers.
3 exchange, cash (in), collect on, trade in:
These coupons must be redeemed before the end of the month.
4 rehabilitate, save, reform, convert, absolve, restore to favour, reinstate:
She can be redeemed only by atoning for her sins.
5 make amends for, make up for, atone for, redress, compensate for, offset, make restitution for:
Do you think that 200 hours of community service was enough to redeem his crime of snatching handbags in the shopping centre?
6 perform, fulfil, keep, make good (on), discharge, satisfy, abide by, keep faith with, be faithful to, hold to, carry out, see through:
Helen is here to redeem her promise to help at the charity bazaar.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb [VN]
1 to make sb/sth seem less bad
The excellent acting wasn't enough to redeem a weak plot. + The only redeeming feature of the job (= good thing about it) is the salary. + She seems to have no redeeming qualities (= good aspects of her character) at all.
2 ~ yourself to do sth to improve the opinion that people have of you, especially after you have done sth bad: He has a chance to redeem himself after last week's mistakes.
3 (in Christianity) to save sb from the power of evil: Jesus Christ came to redeem us from sin.
4 to pay the full sum of money that you owe sb; to pay a debt: to redeem a loan / mortgage
5 to exchange sth such as shares or VOUCHERS for money or goods: This voucher can be redeemed at any of our branches.
6 to get back a valuable object from sb by paying them back the money you borrowed from them in exchange for the object: He was able to redeem his watch from the pawnshop.
7 (formal) ~ a pledge / promise to do what you have promised to do

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