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.