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 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 But this is a newborn relationship, one developed over the past several months as Beard, the former Texas Tech redeemer who accepted the Texas job on April Fool’s Day, courted the two-time All-Atlantic 10 junior. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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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 1 Oct. 2022.

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