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 for Redeem
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redeem \Re*deem"\ (r?*d?m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Redeemed.
     (-d?md"); p. pr. & vb. n. Redeeming.] [F. r['e]dimer, L.
     redimere; pref. red-, re- re- + emere, emptum, to buy,
     originally, to take, cf. OIr. em (in comp.), Lith. imti. Cf.
     Assume, Consume, Exempt, Premium, Prompt,
     1. To purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a
        stipulated price; to repurchase.
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              If a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city,
              then he may redeem it within a whole year after it
              is sold.                              --Lev. xxv.
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     2. Hence, specifically:
        (a) (Law) To recall, as an estate, or to regain, as
            mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force
            of the mortgage.
        (b) (Com.) To regain by performing the obligation or
            condition stated; to discharge the obligation
            mentioned in, as a promissory note, bond, or other
            evidence of debt; as, to redeem bank notes with coin.
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     3. To ransom, liberate, or rescue from captivity or bondage,
        or from any obligation or liability to suffer or to be
        forfeited, by paying a price or ransom; to ransom; to
        rescue; to recover; as, to redeem a captive, a pledge, and
        the like.
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              Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. --Ps.
                                                    xxv. 22.
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              The Almighty from the grave
              Hath me redeemed.                     --Sandys.
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     4. (Theol.) Hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of
        sin and the penalties of God's violated law.
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              Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
              being made a curse for us.            --Gal. iii.
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     5. To make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to
        redeem one's promises.
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              I will redeem all this on Percy's head. --Shak.
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     6. To pay the penalty of; to make amends for; to serve as an
        equivalent or offset for; to atone for; to compensate; as,
        to redeem an error.
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              Which of ye will be mortal, to redeem
              Man's mortal crime?                   --Milton.
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              It is a chance which does redeem all sorrows.
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     To redeem the time, to make the best use of it.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: save from sins [syn: deliver, redeem, save]
      2: restore the honor or worth of
      3: to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in
      4: exchange or buy back for money; under threat [syn: ransom,
      5: pay off (loans or promissory notes) [syn: redeem, pay
      6: convert into cash; of commercial papers

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  174 Moby Thesaurus words for "redeem":
     abet, abide by, absolve, acknowledge, aid, amend, amortize, assist,
     atone, atone for, avail, bail out, balance, be faithful to,
     bear a hand, bear the expense, befriend, benefit, buy, buy back,
     carry out, cash in, change, change for, chip in, clear, comfort,
     commute, compensate, compensate for, compound for, convert,
     counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, defray, defray expenses,
     deliver, discharge, disenthrall, do good, doctor, dub in, ease,
     emancipate, exchange, expiate, extract, extricate, favor, finance,
     foot the bill, free, fund, get back, give a boost, give a hand,
     give a lift, give help, give place to, give salvation,
     give satisfaction, go Dutch, help, honor, honor a bill, keep,
     keep faith with, lend a hand, lend one aid, liberate, lift,
     liquidate, live down, loose, make accounts square, make amends,
     make compensation, make do with, make good, make matters up,
     make reparation, make right, make up, make up for, make way for,
     manumit, new-model, offer in exchange, offset, outweigh, pay for,
     pay in full, pay off, pay the bill, pay the forfeit,
     pay the penalty, pay the piper, pay the shot, pay up, perform,
     proffer aid, propitiate, protect, put up with, rally, ransom,
     re-form, recapture, reclaim, recompense, recoup, recover,
     recuperate, recycle, redress, refashion, reform, regain,
     regenerate, rehabilitate, reinstate, release, relieve, remedy,
     remodel, render assistance, renew, renovate, reoccupy, repair,
     replevin, replevy, repossess, repurchase, rescue, reshape, restore,
     restore self-respect, resume, resuscitate, retake, retire,
     retrieve, revindicate, revive, ring in, salvage, satisfy, save,
     see through, set free, set off, set straight, set up, settle,
     shift with, square, square accounts, square it, square things,
     stand the costs, strike a balance, substitute, succor, switch,
     take back, take in exchange, take in tow, take up, trade in,
     unbind, unchain, win back

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