re·​demp·​tive ri-ˈdem(p)-tiv How to pronounce redemptive (audio)
: of, relating to, or bringing about redemption
redemptive suffering

Examples of redemptive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The win was redemptive for West Hills (15-6), a third-year program. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 He was taken with the song’s redemptive love story and tucked it away, hoping for the right time to record it. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for redemptive 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redemptive was in the 15th century

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“Redemptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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