remedy

noun
rem·​e·​dy | \ ˈre-mə-dē How to pronounce remedy (audio) \
plural remedies

Definition of remedy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease
2 : something that corrects or counteracts
3 : the legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong

remedy

verb
remedied; remedying

Definition of remedy (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to provide or serve as a remedy for : relieve remedy a social evil

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Other Words from remedy

Noun

remediless adjective

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Verb

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

Examples of remedy in a Sentence

Noun

Building more roads isn't always the best remedy for traffic congestion. The problem was beyond remedy. She was left without remedy since the court did not recognize her claim.

Verb

Something must be done to remedy the problem. The conflict can be remedied by scheduling the meeting for next week.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The answer in the short term is clearly no, because the merger remedies won't result in Dish building a nationwide network overnight. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "DOJ’s plan to make Dish the fourth major carrier has a fatal flaw," 27 Aug. 2019 She not only shares her remedies and treatments in selfies, but shows her blemishes in real life. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Every Time the Kardashian-Jenners Went Filter-Free, from Sharing Stretch Marks to Acne Breakouts," 15 Aug. 2019 Mulvahill also stated Mile-Hi had not exhausted its remedies to its claims outside of court, because the company’s complaint to the FAA against the city is still under consideration. John Fryar, The Denver Post, "Longmont City Council to discuss Mile-Hi Skydiving complaint behind closed doors," 29 July 2019 Disappointed Disappointed: Parents must make sure their remedy doesn’t cause other problems. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Parent feels left out when ex keeps a secret," 27 June 2019 The first issue to be decided was whether the plaintiffs exhausted their administrative remedies when they had not participated in a Prop. Ramona Sentinel, "Plaintiffs win Phase 1 of lawsuit against water district," 5 June 2019 Its remedies include a mix of greater deficit spending, tax cuts and easier credit. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "As China Faces Slowdown, Stimulus Will Have Smaller Global Reach," 16 Mar. 2019 Awareness of the issue has sadly not led to its immediate remedy. Mark Olsen, latimes.com, "Indie Focus: Finding new paths in 'Damsel,' 'Half the Picture' and 'Eating Animals'," 24 June 2018 Our only remedy for overindulging seems to be dieting. Jeff Stibel, USA TODAY, "How to use your brain to live a long life," 12 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

This summer, the Salzburg Festival is seeking to remedy that, to an extent. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Mozart & Co.," 30 Aug. 2019 Epstein’s filing contends the victims go too far in trying to remedy that violation by removing the plea deal’s immunity provisions for other people and opening the door for Epstein to be federally prosecuted in Florida again. Curt Anderson, sun-sentinel.com, "After arrest, Jeffrey Epstein challenges victims in Florida court," 9 July 2019 In those cases the state should seek to remedy that. Kate King, WSJ, "New Jersey Attorney General to Investigate State’s Corporate Tax Credits," 14 Jan. 2019 When Marvel took over the character’s movie life, the studio sought to remedy that. cleveland.com, "'Black Panther' will be the first Marvel movie to make you cry," 15 Feb. 2018 The investigation by the states found Equifax was aware of issues with its security system and did not take the proper steps to remedy them quickly. Slade Rand, courant.com, "Equifax will pay Connecticut nearly $5M in data breach settlement," 22 July 2019 The Supreme Court already approved partisan gerrymandering last month by ruling that federal courts can’t intervene to remedy it. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The War to Empower Rural White Voters Is Bigger Than Trump," 9 July 2019 Good experimental designs can go only so far to remedy these problems. Quanta Magazine, "How Brain Waves Surf Sound Waves to Process Speech," 22 May 2018 Kids in Need Foundation has been trying to remedy this problem for 24 years. Amy Chillag, CNN, "15 million children don't have money for school supplies. Here's how you can help them," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of remedy

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for remedy

Noun

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

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remedy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of remedy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a medicine or treatment that relieves pain or cures a usually minor illness
: a way of solving or correcting a problem

remedy

verb

English Language Learners Definition of remedy (Entry 2 of 2)

: to solve, correct, or improve (something)

remedy

noun
rem·​e·​dy | \ ˈre-mə-dē How to pronounce remedy (audio) \
plural remedies

Kids Definition of remedy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a medicine or treatment that cures or relieves
2 : something that corrects a problem

remedy

verb
remedied; remedying

Kids Definition of remedy (Entry 2 of 2)

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

remedy

noun
rem·​e·​dy | \ ˈrem-əd-ē How to pronounce remedy (audio) \
plural remedies

Medical Definition of remedy

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

Other Words from remedy

remedy transitive verb remedied; remedying

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remedy

noun
rem·​e·​dy
plural remedies

Legal Definition of remedy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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 agreementFirst Nat'l Mortgage Corp. v. The Manhattan Life Ins. Co., 360 So. 2d 264 (1978) specific performance and other equitable remedies

Other Words from remedy

remediless adjective
remedied; remedying

Legal Definition of remedy (Entry 2 of 2)

: to provide or serve as a remedy for

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