What does the word redeem mean?

Usage examples for redeem

  1. Neither did Helen know the terrible effort she had made to redeem the folly and the pride shown in her answer to Charles, the first and only time that he had ever ventured to disclose his love. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  2. I struggled through my own strength to redeem myself, but I could not, nor can any man. – The Personal Touch by J. Wilbur Chapman
  3. He will redeem us from all our sins: and what do we need more? – The Good News of God by Charles Kingsley