Redeem Definition

redeemed, redeeming, redeems
redeemed, redeeming, redeems
To buy back.
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To get back; recover, as by paying a fee.
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To pay off (a mortgage or note)
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To convert (paper money) into gold or silver coin or bullion.
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To turn in (trading stamps or coupons) for a prize, premium, discount, etc.
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Origin of Redeem

  • Recorded since c.1425, from Middle English redemen, modified from Middle English redemer, redimer, from Latin redimō (“release; obviate; atone for"), itself from re- (“back; again") + emō (“buy; gain, take, procure").

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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