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remedy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of remedy

  1. 1 a substance or preparation used to treat disease <preferred to treat colds with a homemade remedy made from garlic> Synonyms cure, drug, medicament, medication, medicinal, pharmaceutical, physic, medicine, specificRelated Words cure-all, nostrum, panacea; botanical, patent medicine, prescription, prescription drug; cordial, potion, tonic; miracle drug, wonder drug; cap, capsule, pill, tablet; injection, shot; embrocation, liniment, lotion, ointment, potion, poultice, salve; syrup (also sirup), tincture; antibiotic, antiseptic, serum; cathartic, purgative

  2. 2 something that corrects or counteracts something undesirable <the mayor was desperately searching for a remedy to the recent surge in crime the city had been experiencing> Synonyms antidote, corrective, curative, rectifier, cure, therapeutic, therapyRelated Words cure-all, elixir, panacea; answer, solution; aid, help, relief, succor; balm, medicinal, medicine, palliative




remedy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of remedy

  1. 1 to bring about recovery from <a little extra studying should remedy your poor performance in history thus far this year> Synonyms heal, mend, cureRelated Words allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; palliate, salve, soothe; ease, lighten, moderate, temper; doctor, nurse; medicate, treat; diagnoseNear Antonyms aggravate, worsen; misdiagnose, overdiagnose, underdiagnose

  2. 2 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from <needed to wear glasses to remedy her bad vision> Synonyms amend, debug, emend, rectify, red-pencil, reform, correctRelated Words redraft, redraw, restyle, revise, rework, rewrite; blue-pencil, cut, shorten; redress, right; ameliorate, better, improve; perfect, polish, touch up; fix, mend, repair; adjust, modulate, regulate; alter, change, modifyNear Antonyms damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil; aggravate, worsen





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