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remedy

noun rem·e·dy \ ˈre-mə-dē \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of remedy

plural remedies
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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of remedy

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


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remedy

verb

Definition of remedy

remedied; remedying
transitive verb
: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.

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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


REMEDY Defined for English Language Learners

remedy

noun

Definition of remedy for English Language Learners

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

  • : a way of solving or correcting a problem


remedy

verb

Definition of remedy for English Language Learners

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


REMEDY Defined for Kids

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remedy

noun rem·e·dy \ ˈre-mə-dē \

Definition of remedy for Students

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

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remedy

verb

Definition of remedy for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

remedy

noun rem·e·dy \ ˈrem-əd-ē \

medical Definition of remedy

plural remedies
: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
: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

legal Definition of remedy

remedied; remedying
:to provide or serve as a remedy for


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