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.