AskDefine | Define remedy

Dictionary Definition



1 act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil [syn: redress, remediation]
2 a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain [syn: curative, cure]


1 set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight" [syn: rectify, remediate, repair, amend]
2 provide relief for; "remedy his illness" [syn: relieve]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Something that corrects or counteracts.
  2. The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.
  3. A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.


Something that corrects or counteracts
  • German: Gegenmittel
  • Hungarian: orvosság, ellenszer
  • Italian: rimedio
  • Kurdish: چاره‌سه‌ر
  • Portuguese: remédio
  • Sindhi:
The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong
A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease
  • German: Heilmittel
  • Hungarian: orvosság
  • Italian: rimedio, medicamento
  • Polish: lekarstwo
  • Portuguese: remédio
  • Sindhi:


  1. To provide or serve as a remedy for.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 27.
      Nor is geometry, when taken into the assistance of natural philosophy, ever able to remedy this defect,


To provide or serve as a remedy for
  • Hungarian: orvosol
  • Kurdish:
  • Portuguese: remediar

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Remedy may refer to:



  • Home remedy, a practical cure or treatment for a medical condition that one does at home
  • Homeopathic remedy, treatment for a medical condition of the sick, that employs weak diluted agents known to produce the symptoms of the disease in those who are healthy


  • Judicial remedy, an action taken by a court of law to enforce a right, impose a penalty, or make some other court order in order to resolve a dispute
  • Remedy Corporation, a company that produces the Action Request System software toolset. Now the Service Management Business Unit of BMC Software
  • Remedy Entertainment, a Finnish software company that produces the Max Payne series of video games
  • Remedy UK, a pressure (lobby) group representing junior doctors in the UK
  • Dog Remedy, a company that offers behavior modification training and supplies for dogs
remedy in German: Remedy
remedy in French: Remède

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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