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 But the vaccine resisters are squandering that goodwill by rejecting the simplest, safest and most effective remedy for limiting the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives. Steve Lopez Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2021 In 2019, before a remedy for the violation of the CVRA was decided, the district court dismissed the case as moot following Epstein’s death in federal detention. The Insider, Forbes, 16 June 2021 In other words, the job was designed to provide a democratic remedy for the Governor’s resignation. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 17 Apr. 2021 Nicola Sturgeon, the popular first minister of Scotland, is anti-system in considering Scottish secession a remedy for Brexit, but her policies are those of a mainstream social democrat. Robert Kuttner, The New York Review of Books, 13 Apr. 2021 The most immediate remedy for the worker shortages could come from Americans who on Monday will lose federal jobless benefits provided during the pandemic. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021 But the remedy lies in our politics as much as long-shot dreams of some kind of reprieve from the Supreme Court. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 3 Sep. 2021 The remedy was first mentioned in the Ayurvedic text and is believed to purify the entire system. Celeste Polanco, Essence, 1 Sep. 2021 One temporary remedy for the defective battery is that Bolt EVs should not be charged indoors, overnight, or to more than a 90 percent state of charge. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 28 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But nothing Elder the candidate is saying would remedy any of that. Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2021 For example, in the preprocessing stage, techniques such as Counterfactual Fairness and path-specific counterfactual methods can be used to remedy inaccuracies in the data and to ensure that the sensitive attributes do not change the output. Aparna Dhinakaran, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 To remedy this disparity, FEMA, as well as state and local emergency management agencies, cannot rely solely on cost-benefit analyses to determine what projects to fund, because these weigh in favor of more expensive properties. The Editors, Scientific American, 8 Sep. 2021 The Attorney General's report suggested there are ways to remedy the standoff without the prospect of losing tax revenue. Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic, 26 Aug. 2021 The DeSoto ISD Leading and Learning Department and the Technology Department are looking to remedy students affected by COVID-19 through remote learning. Tyler Carter, Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2021 True to that subtitle, Mr. Keohane advances the idea that showing greater interest in our fellow unknown Americans just might remedy the country’s loneliness epidemic and mend its fractured body politic. Martin Kuz, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Aug. 2021 To help remedy the damage, Timony said the village will be working with property owners to remove the debris. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Departments in less densely populated areas including in Indiana, Texas and Massachusetts are now grappling with how to remedy the anti-police sentiment and beef up staffing. Fox News, 3 Aug. 2021

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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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“Remedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remedy. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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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

remedy

transitive verb
remedied; remedying

Legal Definition of remedy (Entry 2 of 2)

: to provide or serve as a remedy for

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