Remedy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈremədi|  American pronunciation of the word remedy
Brit.  |ˈrɛmɪdi|  British pronunciation of the word remedy


- act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil (syn: redress, remediation)
- a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain (syn: curative, cure, therapeutic)
- set straight or right (syn: amend, rectify, remediate, repair)
remedy these deficiencies
- provide relief for (syn: relieve)
remedy his illness


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.

Something must be done to remedy the problem.

The conflict can be remedied by scheduling the meeting for next week.

The problems in our schools do not have a simple remedy.

The program is one remedy for discrimination.

The herb is used as a folk remedy (=a traditional medicine, rather than one a doctor gives you) for a baby's teething pains.

To remedy the situation, the water must be chemically treated.

There is no infallible remedy to these problems.

It is high time the Council bestirred themselves to remedy this disgraceful state of things.

The remedy of course is for the author to direct his own play.

Nothing can be more gentle and safe than the operation of this remedy.

Everyone swears by her remedy for a cold.

It's a desperate situation demanding a desperate remedy.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: remedy
he/she/it: remedies
present participle: remedying
past tense: remedied
past participle: remedied
singular: remedy
plural: remedies
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