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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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 Others still may begin as a no-fuss type of redeemer, only to become a points-and-miles hobbyist over time. Darren Murph, CNN Underscored, 8 Apr. 2021 On one side is America’s redeemer, made clean by the blood of Jesus. Sarah Posner, Rolling Stone, 25 Mar. 2021 And America as redeemer nation would bring redemption by American example and not by the American sword. John C. “chuck” Chalberg, Star Tribune, 23 Jan. 2021 King saw Jesus in much the way that Douglass did: as a savior, a redeemer, and a liberator sorely degraded by those who claimed his name most loudly. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 28 Dec. 2020 The next decision Jankovich made — not to call a timeout — was a great redeemer. Sam Blum, Dallas News, 5 Dec. 2020 Our Father in heaven truly is a redeemer to those who lean & trust in Him. Jasmine Grant, Essence, 30 Jan. 2020 As then, so now: The great redeemer of South Asia’s long, sweltering summer is a reluctant, tetchy traveler. Chandrahas Choudhury, WSJ, 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,, 25 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of redeemer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Redeemer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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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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