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remedy

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1 a substance or preparation used to treat disease

  • preferred to treat colds with a homemade remedy made from garlic
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2 something that corrects or counteracts something undesirable

  • the mayor was desperately searching for a remedy to the recent surge in crime the city had been experiencing
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remedy

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1 to bring about recovery from

  • a little extra studying should remedy your poor performance in history thus far this year
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2 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from

  • needed to wear glasses to remedy her bad vision
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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

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