present tense third-person singular of redeem
as in saves
to free from captivity or punishment by paying a price the government has consistently refused to redeem hostages captured by terrorists

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as in forgives
to free from the penalties or consequences of sin the belief that sinners are redeemed by their faith in God

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as in rehabilitates
to make better in behavior or character the unfaithful husband made a determined effort to redeem himself in the eyes of his wife and children

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as in compensates
to make up for (an offense) quickly redeemed the offending remark with a sincere and unconditional apology

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“Redeems.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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