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    #1

    to redeem

    I'm not sure in which context the verb to redeem is used.
    Can we say: The cheque was redeemed by the bank?

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    Re: to redeem

    You redeem a voucher or coupon.

    In England a bank clears a cheque. What happens to a check in the USA is a matter way above my paygrade.

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    Re: to redeem

    I'm not sure in which context the verb 'to redeem' is used.

    Click here to read 1,800 examples of 'redeem' used in a variety of contexts, Roadster.

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    Re: to redeem

    The Longman Dictionary reads "honour a cheque"── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/honour_2 Definition #5

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    Re: to redeem

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The Longman Dictionary reads "honour a cheque"── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/honour_2 Definition #5
    Yes. That is possible, too.

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    #6

    Re: to redeem

    I don't believe I have heard of a bank "redeeming" a check in the US. They cash checks or deposit checks.

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    #7

    Re: to redeem

    And the checks "clear."

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    Re: to redeem

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I don't believe I have heard of a bank "redeeming" a check in the US.
    Is it possible that a bank cashier goes to another bank to redeem a check issued by the latter?

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    #9

    Re: to redeem

    It's all electronic now. Bank A sends images of the checks it has drawn on Bank B. Bank B sends the images they have of checks drawn on Bank A. When the banks verify all images are proper and funded, they settle the differences between the two banks.

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    Re: to redeem

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The Longman Dictionary reads "honour a cheque"── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/honour_2 Definition #5
    It is possible, but I hear it used mostly in the negative, when a cheque bounces.

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