remedy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"remedy" in British English

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remedynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrem.ə.di/
B2 a ​successful way of ​curing an ​illness or ​dealing with a ​problem or ​difficulty: an ​effectiveherbal remedy forheadaches The ​best remedy forgrief is hard ​ remedy specialized a way of ​solving a ​problem or ​ordering someone to make a ​payment for ​harm or ​damage they have ​caused, using a ​decision made in a ​lawcourt: We have ​exhausted all ​possiblelegal remedies for this ​injustice.
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remedyverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrem.ə.di/ formal
to do something to ​correct or ​improve something that is ​wrong: This ​mistake must be remedied ​immediately.
(Definition of remedy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"remedy" in American English

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remedynoun [C]

 us   /ˈrem·ə·di/
a ​substance or ​method for ​curing an ​illness, or a way of ​dealing with a ​problem or ​difficulty: cold remedies
verb [T]  us   /ˈrem·əd·i/
We’re ​working to remedy these ​shortcomings.
(Definition of remedy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"remedy" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈremədi/ (plural remedies)
[C or U] LAW a ​method of ​legally solving a problem or disagreement: The ​company is ​asking for the commission's remedies to be ​suspended while the ​appeal is underway.provide/seek/obtain (a) remedy The ​court has the ​power to ​provide a remedy by way of ​judicialreview.
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[C] a way of ​dealing with a difficult ​situation or solving a problem: Fiscal, not ​monetary, ​policy should be the ​preferred remedy.remedy for sth Senators have ​proposed hugely different remedies for the ​growinghealthcarecrisis.
(Definition of remedy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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