An example of redeem is someone paying a pawn shop to get their watch back.
An example of redeem is paying off a car loan.
An example of redeem is turning in chips at a casino for money.
Redeemed the ring from the pawnbroker.
Origin of redeem
- Middle English redemen from Old French redimer from Latin redimere re-, red- re- emere to buy em- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded since c.1425, from Middle English redemen, modified from Middle English redemer, redimer, from Latin redimÅ (“release; obviate; atone for"), itself from re- (“back; again") + emÅ (“buy; gain, take, procure").