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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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redeeming feature

A positive aspect or attribute of an otherwise bad or unpleasant person or thing. Often emphasized by "one" or "only." My boss's only redeeming feature is that he's pretty relaxed about us taking the odd day off before or after the weekend. The one redeeming feature of my long commute to work is that I get the chance to read plenty of books.
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redeeming feature

A good quality or aspect that makes up for other drawbacks, as in The house isn't very attractive, but the garden is the redeeming feature. This idiom, first recorded in 1827, uses redeem in the sense of "compensate."
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a redeeming ˈfeature

something good or positive about somebody/something that is otherwise bad: Her one redeeming feature is her generosity.The only redeeming feature of the hotel was the swimming pool. Apart from that, it was the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed in.
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In addition, on 19 January 2011 the company will redeem its USD50m 1.
TripRewards members now can redeem points for free-night stays at participating Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Super 8 and Ramada hotels outside North America.
This can be accomplished by making sure the property settlement stipulates that the corporation will redeem the transferring spouse's stock and that the transfer is not on the nontransferring spouse's behalf.
In addition, the test to determine whether it is more likely than not that a right to redeem or purchase by the issuer (or a related person) will be exercised should include a safe harbor similar to that contained in Treas.
Their divorce decree requires Tyler to redeem Donna's stock, which has a fair market value of $110,000 and a basis to her of $10,000.
Initially, as of the gift's date, the partnership agreement precluded the receipt of any additional partnership interest in the second charity in the event the charity disagreed as to the amount that P would pay to redeem its interest.
If T is able to redeem 75% of A's stock prior to P's acquisition of the remaining 25% of the T stock, the final regulation appears to provide that the COI requirement for P's acquisition will be satisfied.
Therefore, the best approach is to have the corporation redeem the selling shareholder's stock.
However, for various financial reasons, neither shareholder wants Basic to redeem all of Bert's stock.
Corporations often establish (stock buy-back plans allowing them to redeem a preset amount of their outstanding stock from shareholders.