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 remedy for past historical oversights is not their replacement by modern oversights. James Freeman, WSJ, "American History and the New York Times," 7 Oct. 2020 Once an emergency remedy for economic collapse, ultra-low rates now are a fixture of the U.S. landscape. Washington Post, "Lengthy era of rock bottom interest rates leaving its mark on U.S. economy," 3 Oct. 2020 Until now, the remedy has been to leave the door open and dry the seal with a towel. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: GE Appliances UltraFresh Front Load Washer with OdorBlock," 1 Oct. 2020 The remedy for national exhaustion is not histrionics. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Garcia: The bully in chief runs amok on debate stage," 30 Sep. 2020 Four months before the appeals-court decision, the school board proposed an alternate remedy—a school-choice plan, of sorts. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "The New York Town That Tried to Stop Desegregation," 29 Sep. 2020 Many Democrats now believe that adding seats to the court is the urgent remedy, an extraordinary step that has not been seriously contemplated since the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, "A High-Stakes Test for Joe Biden’s Love of Senate Tradition," 26 Sep. 2020 The remedy for that should be as simple as more work with newcomers like Sanders, Montgomery and Trautman. Jeff Nowak, NOLA.com, "Inside Drew Brees' slow start: A lack of aggressive throws from Saints QB, not arm strength," 25 Sep. 2020 Double drive-through lanes quickly became a remedy, financially and mentally. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "How drive-throughs (and Texas Twinkies) saved a family barbecue joint," 21 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The units help identify, remedy and prevent wrongful decisions. Zoë Jackson, Star Tribune, "Minnesota awarded grant to review cases for those believed innocent," 9 Oct. 2020 The civil claim, filed Thursday in LA Superior Court, seeks undisclosed damages to remedy civil rights violations, negligence, emotional distress, and violation of privacy. Stella Chan, CNN, "Kobe Bryant's widow sues LA County sheriff and the department for crash photo leak," 22 Sep. 2020 Task force researchers have been using the map to analyze what might contribute to some streets being more dangerous than others, and what might be done to remedy the problem. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Traffic crash study identifies Cleveland’s most hazardous streets, many in poor neighborhoods," 8 Sep. 2020 Eventually, the stories got so bad that Armstrong, who had zero design experience prior to launching Kitty & Vibe, felt the need to launch the business just to remedy that. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "What Does It Take To Get Plus-Size Swimwear Right?," 27 Sep. 2020 During her second pregnancy, Teigen spoke about her struggles with pregnancy headaches — turning to her followers for advice on how to remedy it. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Chrissy Teigen Says Current Bed Rest Is ‘Punishment’ for Saying Previous Pregnancies ‘Were Easy’," 16 Sep. 2020 To remedy this, the Youth Services Bureau is requesting about $45,600 for staff to assist with virtual services. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com, "Carroll County seeking coronavirus relief funding from governor’s office for police, courts, youth services," 21 Sep. 2020 Because even if some third party did come through with multimillions, the department still wouldn’t have the cash to remedy the Title IX concerns. Megan Ryan, Star Tribune, "Title IX issues make cutting three Gopher men's sports necessary," 12 Sep. 2020 Doctors are trained to treat and remedy specific physical ailments. Kristina Bernhardt, The Conversation, "Why sign language is vital for all deaf babies, regardless of cochlear implant plans," 31 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of remedy was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

17 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Remedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remedy. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for remedy

remedy

noun
How to pronounce remedy (audio)

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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