redeem (one)self

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redeem (one)self

To make amends for one's past misdeeds or shortcomings by doing something positive. Matt's grades were not great at the beginning of the semester, but he's totally redeemed himself and gotten A's on every test since. My sister was mad at me for not spending time with her, so I redeemed myself by getting us tickets to see her favorite band.
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On the Day of Judgment) to redeem oneself of one's injustice, one would gladly spend the wealth of the whole earth if it were possible.
Perhaps this is the third pre-requisite of conversion-another chance to redeem oneself, infused with understanding, acceptance, care and love.
On celluloid film and in Jewish spirituality, there's no room for grace: One is always the hero of one's own story, and one must always redeem oneself.
He now has to deal with the paradox of how does one redeem oneself in the eyes of other people and oneself having done something so despicable.
129), it is essentially a quest to transform the self (through starvation), to redeem oneself of guilt, seek self-perfection (p.