Word of the Day: Redeem

/rəˈdēm/, verb:  1. a. to compensate for faults or bad actions, “Redeem thy misspent time that’s past, And live this day as if thy last.” – Thomas Ken  1. b. to make better, more acceptable, “Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.” – Walter Kaufmann  2. to exchange (something, such as a coupon or lottery ticket) for money, an award, etc.