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.
See also: redeem
References in classic literature ?
I should be glad if all the meadows on the earth were left in a wild state, if that were the consequence of men's beginning to redeem themselves.
With those lessons learned, the Benguet stable buckled down to work and went back to basics as they seek to redeem themselves this year.
Omar Al Busaidy , a 31-year-old entrepreneur and author, feels that while the UAE did win the first match, this might give Oman the motivation to redeem themselves.
RAGING Neil McCann has demanded Dundee redeem themselves in Saturday's crunch basement battle after the wheels came off their revival.
This is the perfect chance to redeem themselves and they can get the better of a youthful Hearts side lacking experience.
And some of those deemed hard cases might redeem themselves.
He and Cheryl were the last to perform during the show and looked to redeem themselves after a less than impressive first dance Sept.
This newspaper believes that even murderers should have a chance to redeem themselves.
JOHNNY Hunt views Christmas and New Year as a chance for Chester to redeem themselves and head into 2016 with impetus.
And it's just as well they've got a new case to crack, as they need a chance to redeem themselves.
The LibDems had the chance to redeem themselves in a recent commons vote, but failed miserably.
It was their second biggest Leinster final defeat ever, though they have the opportunity to partly redeem themselves against Armagh in their Round 4B qualifier (5pm).
Sydney, Dec 22 ( ANI ): Ian Bell has urged England's selectors to give the same players a chance to redeem themselves in the final two Tests despite their 3-0 Ashes humiliation, according to reports.
The beginning of the new year has become a ritual all around the globe as people tend to make resolutions to redeem themselves of the past year's failures and mistakes.
Mick and Barry Thandi have bent over backwards to redeem themselves and while everyone is judging them on their folly, surely shouldn't the inspectors when all this was happening?