remit


remit

verb

Definition of REMIT

1
to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <waited until the rain remitted a little and ran to the car>
Related Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflate
2
to dismiss as of little importance <the judge refused to remit the young man's cavalier disregard for his pile of unpaid speeding tickets and summarily revoked his driver's license>
Near Antonyms heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)
3
to assign to a later time <the legislature has remitted the matter to the next session, where it will most likely die in committee>
Near Antonyms act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)

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