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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 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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Redeem offers full support to the retailers, for instance by tailoring the scheme to the retailer, advising on marketing, training staff, and taking the used mobile phones from the retailers in return for appropriate payment.
TO THE STORE MANAGER: Promoter will redeem this voucher provided against the retail price of Lees 70g Tablet Bar - only purchased at participating Scottish Tesco stores.
Or, members may simply book a one-way flight without having to redeem the same number of miles required for a roundtrip.
After the redemption, the divorce agreement was modified to require the company to redeem the stock.
The property settlement agreement required Moriah to redeem Joann's stock and required John to guarantee the redemption.
The shareholders ask their tax adviser about their plan to have Jerry redeem his shares now for $50,000 down, with the corporation paying the $450,000 balance via a 10-year installment note.
has elected to redeem $37,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 12-7/8 Percent Sinking Fund Debentures Due July 15, 1998, at 100 percent of the principal amount plus accrued interest to (but not including) Dec.
After numerous meetings with the IRS, a company was permitted to redeem 50% of a shareholder's stock.
The extent to which a fund is able to use TOBs to redeem ARPS depends on market conditions, the fund's portfolio composition, the cost of liquidity and the willingness of liquidity providers to support TOBs, among other factors.
For example, it might be feasible to completely redeem the stock of the mother and the child who are inactive in the business, thereby distributing a major portion of the investments producing the excess passive receipts.
the "Company") (Nasdaq-NNM: NTAIF and NTAWF) today said it planned to redeem its outstanding Common Share Purchase Warrants (the "Warrants").
DETROIT, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison (NYSE: DTE) today announced it will redeem all of its outstanding $2.
The customer may subsequently redeem the voucher to obtain a free ticket or to reduce its purchase price.
HOUSTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Zapata Corporation announced today that it will redeem one-half of the approximately 45,000 outstanding shares of the company's $6 Cumulative Preferred Stock for approximately $2.
April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- LIDAK Pharmaceuticals NASDAQ: LDAKA) announced that it has elected to redeem all of its Class B Warrants which have not been validly exercised nor before June 1, 1994 at 5:00 p.