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 What began as a Facebook group, and then a chat on Discord, soon became a massive campaign to remedy grueling working conditions across the industry. Sarah Jaffe, Wired, "The Rise of One of the First Video Game Workers Unions," 26 Jan. 2021 Yet recently, the league’s decisive action to remedy outdated or unnecessary aspects of its COVID-19 protocols drew criticism from those who felt they were only enacted to help Ohio State. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren seeks unity in 2021, and his voice will be crucial: College football Monday Madness," 21 Dec. 2020 Frequent flooding, degraded water quality and aging infrastructure will require $2 billion in annual funding for multiple years to remedy, according to a report grading the management of the vast Mississippi River watershed. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, "Report: $2B annually needed to improve Mississippi River water quality," 9 Dec. 2020 The researchers didn’t find any evidence of an immune response to remedy this problem. Apoorva Mandavilli New York Times, Star Tribune, "New study has first clear evidence of how the coronavirus attacks the brain," 17 Sep. 2020 The researchers didn’t find any evidence of an immune response to remedy this problem. Apoorva Mandavilli, New York Times, "How the Coronavirus Attacks the Brain," 9 Sep. 2020 Now, with the company under new management after longtime CEO Greg Brown retired in April, there’s suspicion that the company’s private equity owners are using the pandemic to remedy deals that were probably overvalued in the first place. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "With uncertainty in college sports, Learfield IMG asks several schools to take on more risk," 3 July 2020 Two months under the stars and among the cactus are the perfect remedy for being locked in and down forever. Usa Today Travel Team, USA TODAY, "Pandemic wanderlust: 100 places we're yearning to travel in 2021 and beyond," 31 Dec. 2020 The idea is to add three progressive judges to the court, which is a Constitutional remedy, if an extreme one, to counterbalance the right-wingers. Washington Post, "Gene Weingarten: My elderly dog could be a Supreme Court justice. Technically.," 24 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Department of Corrections has not yet requested the full amount to remedy the outstanding balance. Kimberly James, Washington Examiner, "Missouri counties raise concerns about funding for County Reimbursement Program," 1 Feb. 2021 Both men have been unemployed for seven months because of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and feel Trump has done nothing to remedy the situation. Gale Holland Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Mariachi bands and YouTube celebs: Voting at Dodger Stadium on election day," 3 Nov. 2020 And throughout the vaccine campaign, efforts also should focus on disadvantaged areas to remedy racial health disparities. NBC News, "In vaccine priority recommendations, U.S. panel touches on race, poverty," 2 Oct. 2020 Working in viral characterization since then, and watching the emergence of MERS and the virus behind Covid-19, gives him an acute sense of where surveillance and pandemic prediction falls short—something the new network might remedy. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, "The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases," 17 Sep. 2020 Our project has made a public call to federal agencies to publish these data while there is still time to identify and remedy disparities in the rollout. The Covid Tracking Project, The Atlantic, "COVID-19 Deaths Are 25 Percent Higher Than in Any Previous Week," 14 Jan. 2021 To remedy this, my goal is to learn about more bird, insect, plant and animal species that Florida home. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Central Florida Explorer’s New Year’s resolutions for 2021," 28 Dec. 2020 Still, this error has much larger implications because, should the BOE not remedy the problem in time, an untold number of voters in Brooklyn could have their ballots voided or be unable to cast one at all. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Everyone Should Be Double-Checking The Names On Their Absentee Ballot — Here’s Why," 29 Sep. 2020 Show that the agency failed to take reasonable steps in a reasonable time to remedy the defect. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Oakland cities settle sewage lawsuit for $11.5M, but homeowners will see little," 29 Dec. 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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20 Feb 2021

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“Remedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remedy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for remedy

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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