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remedy

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noun rem·e·dy \ˈre-mə-dē\

Simple Definition of remedy

  • : a medicine or treatment that relieves pain or cures a usually minor illness

  • : a way of solving or correcting a problem

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of remedy

plural

remedies

  1. 1 :  a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease

  2. 2 :  something that corrects or counteracts

  3. 3 :  the legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong

remediless

adjective

Examples of remedy in a sentence

  1. Building more roads isn't always the best remedy for traffic congestion.

  2. The problem was beyond remedy.

  3. She was left without remedy since the court did not recognize her claim.



Origin and Etymology of remedy

Middle English remedie, from Anglo-French, from Latin remedium, from re- + mederi to heal — more at medical


First Known Use: 13th century


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remedy

verb rem·e·dy

Simple Definition of remedy

  • : to solve, correct, or improve (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of remedy

remedied

remedying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to provide or serve as a remedy for :  relieve <remedy a social evil>

Examples of remedy in a sentence

  1. Something must be done to remedy the problem.

  2. The conflict can be remedied by scheduling the meeting for next week.



15th Century

First Known Use of remedy

15th century

Synonym Discussion of remedy

correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise mean to make right what is wrong. correct implies taking action to remove errors, faults, deviations, defects <correct your spelling>. rectify implies a more essential changing to make something right, just, or properly controlled or directed <rectify a misguided policy>. emend specifically implies correction of a text or manuscript <emend a text>. remedy implies removing or making harmless a cause of trouble, harm, or evil <set out to remedy the evils of the world>. redress implies making compensation or reparation for an unfairness, injustice, or imbalance <redress past social injustices>. amend, reform, revise imply an improving by making corrective changes, amend usually suggesting slight changes <amend a law>, reform implying drastic change <plans to reform the court system>, and revise suggesting a careful examination of something and the making of necessary changes <revise the schedule>.

correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error <correct answers> <socially correct dress>. accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care <an accurate description>. exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth <exact measurements>. precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation <precise calibration>. nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination <makes nice distinctions>. right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault <the right thing to do>.


REMEDY Defined for Kids

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remedy

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noun rem·e·dy \ˈre-mə-dē\

Definition of remedy for Students

plural

remedies

  1. 1 :  a medicine or treatment that cures or relieves

  2. 2 :  something that corrects a problem




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remedy

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verb rem·e·dy

Definition of remedy for Students

remedied

remedying

  1. :  to provide or serve as a cure or solution for <An explanation remedied the confusion.>




Medical Dictionary

remedy

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noun rem·e·dy \ˈrem-əd-ē\

Medical Definition of remedy

plural

remedies

  1. :  a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease

remedy

transitive verb

remedied

;

remedying




Law Dictionary

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remedy

noun rem·e·dy

Legal Definition of remedy

plural

remedies

  1. :  the means to enforce a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong :  the relief (as damages, restitution, specific performance, or an injunction) that may be given or ordered by a court or other tribunal for a wrong <if the contract is null and void, the remedy is to rescind and to put the parties in the position in which they were prior to the attempted agreement — First Nat'l Mortgage Corp. v. The Manhattan Life Ins. Co., 360 So. 2d 264 (1978)> <specific performance and other equitable remedies>

remediless

adjective



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remedy

transitive verb rem·e·dy

Legal Definition of remedy

remedied

remedying

  1. :  to provide or serve as a remedy for





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