Synonyms of remedy
1 solutionDictionary • a remedy for economic ills
antidote • He noticed their sickness and prepared an antidote.
2 cureDictionary • natural remedies to overcome winter infections
cure • There is still no cure for the common cold.
treatment • a new treatment for eczema
medicine • herbal medicines
therapy • anti-cancer therapy
relief • The news will come as a great relief.
nostrum • Supermarket shelves are lined with nostrums claiming to alleviate flu symptoms.
1 put right • A great deal has been done to remedy the situation.
redress • to redress the economic imbalance
rectify • Only an act of Congress could rectify the situation.
reform • his plans to reform the country's economy
fix • If something is broken, we fix it.
correct • He may need surgery to correct the problem.
repair • They needed to repair the damage done by the interview.
set to rights
2 cureDictionary • He's been remedying a hamstring injury.
cure • An operation finally cured his shin injury.
treat • For centuries it was used to treat indigestion.
heal • the best way to heal a broken heart
help • A cosmetic measure which will do nothing to help the situation long term.
ease • I gave him some brandy to ease the pain.
relieve • Drugs can relieve much of the pain.
soothe • Lemon tisanes with honey can soothe sore throats.
alleviate • A great deal can be done to alleviate back pain.
mitigate • ways of mitigating the effects of an explosion
assuage • She was trying to assuage her guilt.
palliate • Certain drugs can palliate the main symptoms.
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alleviateIf you alleviate pain, suffering, or an unpleasant condition, you make it less intense or severe.
• A great deal can be done to alleviate back pain.
antidoteAn antidote is a chemical substance that stops or controls the effect of a poison.
• He noticed their sickness and prepared an antidote.
assuageIf you assuage an unpleasant feeling that someone has, you make them feel it less strongly.
• She was trying to assuage her guilt.
Thesaurus for remedy from the Collins English Thesaurus
any drug or agent that cures a disease or controls its symptoms