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remedy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of remedy

  1. 1 a substance or preparation used to treat disease preferred to treat colds with a homemade remedy made from garlic Synonyms of remedy cure, drug, medicament, medication, medicinal, pharmaceutical, physic, medicine, specificWords Related to remedy cure-all, nostrum, panacea; botanical, patent medicine, prescription, prescription drug; cordial, potion, tonic; miracle drug, wonder drug; cap, capsule, pill, tablet; injection, shot; embrocation, liniment, lotion, ointment, potion, poultice, salve; syrup (also sirup), tincture; antibiotic, antiseptic, serum; cathartic, purgative

  2. 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 Synonyms of remedy antidote, corrective, curative, rectifier, cure, therapeutic, therapyWords Related to remedy cure-all, elixir, panacea; answer, solution; aid, help, relief, succor; balm, medicinal, medicine, palliative


remedy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of remedy

  1. 1 to bring about recovery from a little extra studying should remedy your poor performance in history thus far this year Synonyms of remedy heal, mend, cureWords Related to remedy allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; palliate, salve, soothe; ease, lighten, moderate, temper; doctor, nurse; medicate, treat; diagnoseNear Antonyms of remedy aggravate, worsen; misdiagnose, overdiagnose, underdiagnose

  2. 2 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from needed to wear glasses to remedy her bad vision Synonyms of remedy amend, debug, emend, rectify, red-pencil, reform, correctWords Related to remedy redraft, redraw, restyle, revise, rework, rewrite; blue-pencil, cut, shorten; redress, right; ameliorate, better, improve; perfect, polish, touch up; fix, mend, repair; adjust, modulate, regulate; alter, change, modifyNear Antonyms of remedy damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil; aggravate, worsen

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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