Definition of remedy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

remedy

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈremədi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈremədi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they remedy
BrE BrE//ˈremədi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈremədi//
 
he / she / it remedies
BrE BrE//ˈremədiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈremədiz//
 
past simple remedied
BrE BrE//ˈremədid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈremədid//
 
past participle remedied
BrE BrE//ˈremədid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈremədid//
 
-ing form remedying
BrE BrE//ˈremədiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈremədiɪŋ//
 
Medical equipment
 
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(remedies, remedying, remedied, remedied) remedy something to correct or improve something synonym right (5) to remedy a problem This situation is easily remedied. See related entries: Medical equipment Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French remedie, from Latin remedium, from re- ‘back’ (also expressing intensive force) + mederi ‘heal’.Extra examples The government should have taken steps to remedy the situation. This could easily be remedied if the authorities were willing. He hadn’t made a very good impression, but that could easily be remedied. I tried my best to remedy the situation. It is up to politicians to remedy defects in the existing political system. The 1997 law was intended to remedy the deficiencies in the previous law.
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