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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Jovielyn Prado and Heather Guino-o drilled in 13 points apiece to carry the Fighting Warays to their first win, redeeming themselves from a stinging defeat to PetroGazz (25-22, 25-14, 26-24).
The Archers, however, still have a chance of redeeming themselves in the game that counts by posting a king-sized upset of the Maroons and make it to the Finals for the first time since the 2014-2015 season.
IRELAND: Eddie O'Sullivan has demanded the team that struggled to dispatch Namibia must repay his "vote of confidence" by redeeming themselves against Georgia.
RAFA BENITEZ will urge Craig Bellamy and John Arne Riise to make amends for their Portuguese bust-up by redeeming themselves in Barcelona on Wednesday
The Blues were disappointing first time out - going down to a young Dragons side at Abertillery - and they threw away the chance of redeeming themselves three weeks ago when the Scarlets travelled to Llanharan and secured a 30-26 success.
'With Wales redeeming themselves against New Zealand last Sunday I think we can expect an increase again for the England game.