Definition of redeem
- the U.S. Treasury redeems savings bonds on demand
- redeem trading stamps
The exciting ending partially redeems what is otherwise a very dull movie.
He wants to redeem his reputation.
You can redeem this coupon at any store.
You have 90 days to redeem your winning lottery ticket.
This voucher can be redeemed for a free meal at several local restaurants.
The government will pay you interest when it redeems the bonds you bought.
The company redeemed some of its stock.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to make (something that is bad, unpleasant, etc.) better or more acceptable
: to exchange (something, such as a coupon or lottery ticket) for money, an award, etc.
: to buy back (something, such as a stock or bond)
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