remedy - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a solution to a particular problem

    Pericles foresaw that peace would lead to unemployment, and among his remedies was a public building programme.

    remedy for:

    There are no miraculous remedies for learning difficulties.

    1. a.
      legal a solution to a disagreement

      When there is a nuisance, the law provides a legal remedy by way of injunction or damages.

  2. 2
    a cure for pain or a minor illness
    remedy for:

    Comfrey seems to have been a remedy for all ills.