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 good to get an early chance to redeem ourselves. If we can match Fraserburgh we definitely have a chance.
"It is an opportunity for us to redeem ourselves after the first game.
'[W]e want to redeem ourselves in our home court after getting embarrassed against Manila.'
'It's unfortunate we did not hit the target in the Chan qualifiers but all is not lost as we have the Afcon qualifiers to prove a point as well as redeem ourselves. We face tough opponents in the qualifiers and we have to begin preparations in good time.
'The negative assessments caused us to be 'grey listed and given a reprieve up to 2020 to redeem ourselves and be compliant to avoid being blacklisted by the international community,' Minister Kgathi said.
But we have got three opportunities to redeem ourselves.
Do we want to redeem ourselves?" It was 0-8 to 0-8 at halftime but once Corbett struck in the 47th minute Limerick pounced.
"We didn't do that but hopefully we can redeem ourselves against San Marino then we have two games in the summer to kickstart what we didn't start this time."
"In the fifth set, we told ourselves that we can't afford to lose the game, we have to win the game to redeem ourselves and to regain our confidence back," said Nabor, who is accounted for 24 of the Giga Hitters' 26 excellent sets.
'In the fifth set, we told ourselves that we can't afford to lose the game, we have to win the game to redeem ourselves and to regain our confidence back,' said playmaker Jasmine Nabor, who accounted for 24 of the Giga Hitters' 26 excellent sets.
May Allah guide us and grant us strength to redeem ourselves with pride.
The Liberian Envoy is convicted that even with the current economic difficulties, we (Liberians) can redeem ourselves and make the next 171 years better by "owning up to our shared responsibility for our progress, or the lack thereof; attending with national urgency, to feeding ourselves; informing our national psyche away from the temptations of instant gratification, striving to be honest and embracing excellence, and encouraging the pursuit of it.The Independence Day program on the theme: "Together For Success" was organized by the Federation of Liberian Associations in Canada (FLAC).
This is our last match and we have the chance to redeem ourselves." TRAU coach Nandakumar Singh said.
"We feel we have let ourselves down this season, especially batting-wise as we have only passed 200 runs on two occasions - but we know there is still time to redeem ourselves."
"Myself and Nick are trying to redeem ourselves, to keep us in it for Friday.