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

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“Remedy.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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