re·​deem·​er | \ ri-ˈdē-mər How to pronounce redeemer (audio) \

Definition of redeemer

: a person who redeems especially, capitalized : jesus

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Synonyms for redeemer


deliverer, rescuer, saver, savior (or saviour)

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Examples of redeemer in a Sentence

He was considered the redeemer of the family's reputation. the rescued hostages profusely thanked their camouflage-clad redeemers

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As then, so now: The great redeemer of South Asia’s long, sweltering summer is a reluctant, tetchy traveler. Chandrahas Choudhury, WSJ, "On the Great Indian Mango Trail," 6 July 2018 Their narratives include a Mexican revolutionary, a Muslim redeemer, a small-time thug and an irate customer, all turning to violence for their own reasons — or for no reason at all. David Pagel,, "In Robert Colescott’s works at Blum & Poe, nothing is black and white," 25 Mar. 2018 This too is not the exact case of yibum since Boaz was the second redeemer in line. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Jewish Journal, "Weiss: Individuals engaged in acts of kindness are destined to redeem the world," 28 Aug. 2017 The exact ranking of the Terminal as a redeemer of food stamps, now known as SNAP benefits (for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), isn’t available because the U.S. Department of Agriculture won’t release sales figures. Alfred Lubrano,, "Reading Terminal Market offers classy food to all classes," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of redeemer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of redeemer

: a person who brings goodness, honor, etc., to something again : a person who redeems something

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