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Redeem, 1) to ransom, to purchase back, to deliver from forfeiture or captivity by paying a price: “to r. him, give up your body,” Meas. II, 4, 53. Meas. II, 4, 53 Meas. II, 4, 53 “wanting guilders to r. their lives,” Err. I, 1, 8. “I sent you money to r. you,” IV, 4, 86. “shall our coffers be emptied to r. a traitor home?” H4A I, 3, 86. “you may r. your banished honours,” H4A I, 3, 86 “my honour is at stake, and, but my going, nothing can r. it,” H4B II, 3, 8. “thou hast --ed thy lost opinion,” H4A V, 4, 48. “--ed I was as I desired,” H6A I, 4, 34. “would some part of my young years might but r. the passage of your age,” II, 5, 108. “this day have you --ed your lives,” H6B IV, 9, 15. In a religious sense: “all seals and symbols of --ed sin,” Oth. II, 3, 350. With from: “r. your brother from the angry law,” Meas. III, 1, 207. “if you will take it on you to assist him, it shall r. you from your gyves,” IV, 2, 11. “let me r. my brothers both from death,” Tit. III, 1, 181. “whom he --ed from prison,” Tim. III, 3, 4.
2) to deliver, to set free, to save in any manner: “when he did r. the virgin tribute paid by Troy,” Merch. III, 2, 55 (== delivered the virgin offered as a tribute). “O that these hands could so r. my son,” John III, 4, 71. “weening to r. and have installed me in the diadem,” H6A II, 5, 88. “engaging and --ing of himself,” Troil. V, 5, 39. “before the time that Romeo come to r. me,” Rom. IV, 3, 32. With from: “that boy . . . from the rude sea's enraged and foamy mouth did I r.” Tw. V, 82. “bequeath to death your numbness, for from him dear life --s you,” Wint. V, 3, 103. “r. from broking pawn the blemished crown,” R2 II, 1, 293. “--s nature from the general curse,” Lr. IV, 6, 210. “hath the king five times --ed from death,” Cymb. I, 5, 63. cf. so he that doth r. her (honour) thence (from the deep) H4A I, 3, 206. “I expect an embassage from my Redeemer to r. me hence,” R3 II, 1, 4.
3) to absolve, to acquit: “he hath outvillained villany so far, that the rarity --s him,” All's IV, 3, 306. “how fain would I have hated all mankind! and thou --est thyself,” Tim. IV, 3, 507.
4) to atone for, to make compensation or amends for: “r. in gentle numbers time so idly spent,” Sonn. 100, 5; cf. “--ing time,” H4A I, 2, 241. “unless you do r. it by some laudable attempt of valour,” Tw. III, 2, 30. “no fault could you make which you have not --ed,” Wint. V, 1, 3. “I will r. all this on Percy's head,” H4A III, 2, 132. “a chance which does r. all sorrows,” Lr. V, 3, 266.
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