1 treatment/medicine
effective, good
common, popular

Ginger is a popular remedy for morning sickness.

ancient, old
alternative, herbal, homeopathic, natural
cold, cough, hangover

The player insists that he merely took a cold remedy and not a banned substance.


One dose of the remedy is sufficient.

take, use
give sb

The remedy was given in different strengths to a group of volunteers.

prescribe (sb)

The remedies are all prepared from wild flowers.


They're hoping to find a remedy for the condition.

be available

She tried various remedies, but none of them worked.

remedy for

He took a herbal remedy for his hay fever.

2 way of dealing with a problem
adequate, effective, good

Your best remedy is to go to the small claims court.

appropriate, proper, suitable
easy, simple

There's no easy remedy for unemployment.

common, usual
desperate, drastic
pursue, seek

They will have to seek a judicial remedy for breach of contract.

resort to

Desperate remedies were resorted to in the search for food.


They advised him to exhaust all other remedies before applying to court.

propose, suggest
afford (sb), grant sb, provide (sb with) (all law, esp. BrE)

remedies afforded to creditors by a bankruptcy order

be available
lie in sth

When the reservoir becomes blocked, the only remedy lies in cleaning the entire system.

remedy against

The agreement states that he has a remedy against the subcontractor.

remedy for

remedies for breach of contract

remedy in

You have a remedy in civil law.

rights and remedies (BrE, law)

The Act created rights and remedies for consumers.


This could easily be remedied if the authorities were willing.

attempt to, seek to, take steps to, try to

The government should have taken steps to remedy the situation.

Remedy is used with these nouns as the object: ↑breach, ↑defect, ↑deficiency, ↑grievance, ↑injustice, ↑omission, ↑problem, ↑shortcoming, ↑situation

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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