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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It's about vouching for the downtrodden, inspiring them that despite what they go through, there can always be hope for the better and a chance to redeem oneself.
"(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.
Guaranteed to awe and delight viewers, Strawberry Lane makes a case for why it is possible to redeem oneself despite the adversities life throws.
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." Taylor of Wensleydale Gardens, Thornaby, was jailed for one year and a day to allow him to undergo the Northumbria Sex Offender's Treatment Programme on his release.