Meaning of “remedy” in the English Dictionary

"remedy" in British English

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remedynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrem.ə.di/ us /ˈrem.ə.di/

B2 a successful way of curing an illness or dealing with a problem or difficulty:

an effective herbal remedy for headaches
The best remedy for grief is hard work.
legal 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 law court:

We have exhausted all possible legal remedies for this injustice.

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remedyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈrem.ə.di/ us /ˈrem.ə.di/ formal

(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 /ˈremədi/ us 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 judicial review.
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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 growing healthcare crisis.

(Definition of “remedy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)