Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Redeem - Synonyms & Antonyms
I thought about the word redemption this morning. As a Mentor, the character that you're building in the heart of your student will be redeeming in nature. The word redeem is defined as:
re·deem transitive verb \ri-ˈdēm\ : to make (something that is bad, unpleasant, etc.) better or more acceptable
: to exchange (something, such as a coupon or lottery ticket) for money, an award, etc.
: to buy back (something, such as a stock or bond)
Sometimes synonyms and antonyms can provide greater depth to a word study. Here are a few key points to consider in your Mentoring Relationship
- Answer: When does your answer say: "I'm sorry?"
- Complete: Do you know how to finish?
- Comply: How do you deal with authority?
- Fill: Do you give more than is expected of you?
- Keep: Do you keep your word?
- Meet: Do you meet conflict or avoid it?
- Redeem: What does forgive mean?
- Satisfy: Are you satisfied when you are full and someone else is empty?
- Default: Do you look for faults in other folks or work on redeeming your own faults?
- Disregard: Do you put the needs of others above your own concerns?
- Forget: Do you know what it means to be prepared?
- Ignore: Do you how to recognize dangerous people?
- Neglect: Do you take friends for granted?
- Overlook: Do you look for the best in everybody you meet?
- Overpass: Can you let go of pain in the past?
- Pass Over: Can you avoid falling back into bad habits?
- Slight: Are there any small cracks in your character that you need to address immediately?
The questions following the words are from Mentor Force.)
Thanks for your time.
Go do something redeeming for somebody.