Synonyms and Antonyms of redeem
1 to do what is required by the terms of <the Little League coach redeemed his promise to take the players out for ice cream if they improved their fielding over the season> Synonyms answer, complete, comply (with), fill, keep, meet, fulfill, satisfyRelated Words conclude, consummate, finalize, finish, perfect; accomplish, achieve, bring about, bring off, carry out, effect; commit, compass, discharge, execute, follow through (with), make, performNear Antonyms default (on); disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slightAntonyms breach, break, transgress, violate
2 to free from captivity or punishment by paying a price <the government has consistently refused to redeem hostages captured by terrorists> Synonyms ransomRelated Words bail; deliver, rescue, save; emancipate, liberate; get back, recover, regain, retrieve; release; buy; salvage
3 to free from the penalties or consequences of sin <the belief that sinners are redeemed by their faith in God> Synonyms deliver, saveRelated Words reclaim, reform; forgive, pardon, remit, shrive; bless, hallow; consecrate, purify, sanctify
4 to make better in behavior or character <the unfaithful husband made a determined effort to redeem himself in the eyes of his wife and children> Synonyms habilitate, reclaim, reform, regenerate, rehabilitateRelated Words reeducate; amend, improve, refine; cleanse, purify, restoreNear Antonyms abase, canker, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, lower, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, warp
5 to make up for (an offense) <quickly redeemed the offending remark with a sincere and unconditional apology> Synonyms atone (for), mend, expiateRelated Words compensate, recompense, reimburse, remunerate, repay; amend, correct, rectify, redress; propitiate
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