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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to absolve oneself)
a. redimirse
Professor, I know that I failed the exam, but I would be grateful for the opportunity to redeem myself and re-take it.Profe, ya sé que suspendí el examen, pero le agradecería la oportunidad de redimirme y hacerlo de nuevo.
b. reparar un error
After he forgot his wife's birthday, he redeemed himself by buying her a dozen roses.Cuando se olvidó del cumpleaños de su esposa, reparó su error comprándole una docena de rosas.
2. (religious)
a. redimir
If you confess to a priest, he may redeem you from your sin.Si te confesas con un sacerdote, puede que te redima de tus pecados.
3. (to recover from a pawnshop)
a. desempeñar
You must redeem any pawned goods within a week or they will be for sale to the public.Debes desempeñar cualquier bien empeñado en una semana o se pondrá en venta al público.
4. (to trade)
a. canjear
You can redeem your tickets for prizes at this booth.Puedes canjear tus boletos por premios en esta cabina.
5. (finance)
a. pagar
My parents threw a party to celebrate the fact that they had finally redeemed their mortgage.Mis padres hicieron una fiesta para celebrar que por fin pagaron su hipoteca.
b. liquidar
My brother redeemed the savings bond our aunt gave him to pay off his debts.Mi hermano liquidó el bono de ahorro que nuestra tía le dio para pagar sus deudas.
c. amortizar
The homeowners signed the contract explaining that they would be able to redeem their debt in installments.Los propietarios firmaron el contrato que explicaba que podrían amortizar su deuda a plazos.
6. (to fulfill a promise)
a. cumplir
The time has come to redeem the promises you made during your electoral campaign.Ya es hora de cumplir con las promesas que hiciste durante tu campaña electoral.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (pawned item)
a. desempeñar
2. (bond)
a. amortizar
3. (share)
a. rescatar
4. (gift token, coupon)
a. canjear
to redeem a mortgageamortizar una hipoteca
5. (sinner)
a. redimir
6. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he redeemed himself by scoring the equalizersubsanó su error al marcar el gol del empate
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redeem [rɪˈdiːm]
transitive verb
(Rel) [+sinner] redimir; (buy back) [+pawned goods] desempeñar; (Economics) [+debt, mortgage] amortizar; (fulfil) [+promise, obligation] cumplir; (compensate for) [+fault] expiar
to redeem o.s. redimirse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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