re·​demp·​tion | \ ri-ˈdem(p)-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio) \

Definition of redemption

: the act, process, or an instance of redeeming

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Examples of redemption in a Sentence

the redemption of his reputation a sinner's search for redemption

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The West German soccer players, who defeated heavy favorites Hungary 3-2, became the symbols of Germany’s redemption. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, "On Truth and Lying in the Extra German Sense," 20 June 2019 Since then, Kashuv’s defenders have been baying about liberal bias and cancel culture, redemption and youthful mistakes. Yvonne Abraham,, "You can call it performance bigotry or hipster racism. But Harvard was right in rescinding Kyle Kashuv’s acceptance," 19 June 2019 With a new coach and plenty of new blood, the US encounter the first test on their road to redemption and a spot in Qatar 2022. Juan Pimiento,, "Lloyd's revenge, Pogba's bomb and the best of the soccer weekend," 16 June 2019 The scheme turns violent but there is also redemption. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "A tale of love illustrated with lowercase letters is among this week’s new books," 16 June 2019 Enjoy brunch Sunday at Another Broken Egg Café and receive $10 Brunch Bucks valid for redemption between June 17-July 14. Leada Gore |,, "Father’s Day 2019: Best freebies, deals, discounts for dad," 16 June 2019 Playing for time to fix his portfolio, Mr Woodford on June 3rd suspended redemptions. The Economist, "The Woodford affair ensnares middle England’s favourite fund supermarket," 15 June 2019 There was something Trumpean about it all—a suggestion not of redemption and forgiveness but of indulgence, or abandon. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Inside the Cultish Dreamworld of Augusta National," 14 June 2019 Here are details on the redemption deadlines for prizes: Pizza Palooza scheduled in Medina Who doesn't love pizza? Marc Bona,, "Blossom food, Pizza Palooza, brewery-passport program: WTAM chat," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of redemption

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for redemption

Middle English redempcioun, from Anglo-French redempcion, from Latin redemption-, redemptio, from redimere to redeem

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The first known use of redemption was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of redemption

: the act of making something better or more acceptable
: the act of exchanging something for money, an award, etc.
Christianity : the act of saving people from sin and evil : the fact of being saved from sin or evil


re·​demp·​tion | \ ri-ˈdemp-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio) \

Kids Definition of redemption

1 : the act of making up for The messy job was beyond redemption.
2 : an exchange for something of value redemption of empty soda cans
3 : the act of saving from sin


re·​demp·​tion | \ ri-ˈdemp-shən How to pronounce redemption (audio) \

Legal Definition of redemption

: the act, process, or fact of redeeming — see also equity of redemption, right of redemption

Other Words from redemption

redemptive \ -​ˈdemp-​tiv How to pronounce redemptive (audio) \ adjective

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