redeem (oneself)

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redeem (oneself)

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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As much as I know these things really happen in life, I spent the rest of mine trying to convince her and everyone watching that I was worthy of redeeming myself.
"You gotta redeem yourself somehow, and that was my way of redeeming myself, of letting myself know I'm still ready, I'm still here.
It's just about regrouping and redeeming myself. It's one of the biggest fights of my life after everything that's happened.
"If I can stop one person making the error I made I may just have gone a small way to redeeming myself in my own eyes."