redeemer

noun

re·​deem·​er ri-ˈdē-mər How to pronounce redeemer (audio)
: a person who redeems
especially, Redeemer : jesus

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
Recent Examples on the Web This victory would further magnify the prime minister’s aura, enhancing his image as India’s redeemer. Ramachandra Guha, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 The people who support Modi see him as a kind of redeemer. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2024 Because his very identity—as his family’s protector, the redeemer of its name and the breaker of its curse—is bound to the prospect of his sons’ successes in the ring, his professional favor is also a paternal popularity contest. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 20 Dec. 2023 The Meaning of Redemption Those words, redemption and redeemer, are significant. Jemar Tisby, CNN, 8 Apr. 2023 Trump’s rally contained spiritual elements that cast him as a prophet, redeemer and patriot. Gromer Jeffers Jr., Dallas News, 30 Mar. 2023 Meacham bids to be the redeemer in chief of the narrative of American exceptionalism: the venerable if now-shopworn story in which the United States has a providential and world-historic role as a nation distinctively dedicated to human liberty. John Fabian Witt, Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2022 That there’s no such thing as possession, ergo no devil, no redeemer to save us, no Hell? Kent Russell, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022 Her redeemer is Michael (Tom Lewis), a folksy farmer who prays for a wife who likes to go fishing. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redeemer was in the 15th century

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“Redeemer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redeemer. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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