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What does redeem mean?

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What does redeem mean?

Postby webb24 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:42 pm

I found out i can rent movies on my phone, so i decided to rent one. Well when i figured out what movie i wanted to rent, it asked me if i wanted to pay with a credit card or redeem. What does that mean??
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What does redeem mean?

Postby delvin » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:46 pm

No, it doesn't mean "earn or obtain."

It has several meanings, usually involving freeing or liberating someone or something, or exchanging one thing for another. For example, if you have pawned your watch, you can "redeem" it (get the watch back) by turning in the pawn ticket and paying the appropriate amount of money.

In this case, it probably means that if you have a coupon, or a credit on your account with the movie renting company, you can redeem it (trade it in) for a movie.
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What does redeem mean?

Postby scannalan » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:51 pm

It means to earn or obtain.
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