• Verb:
    • IPA: /ɹəˈmiːdieɪt/
  • Adjective:
    • IPA: /ɹəˈmɛdi.ət/ (RP)
    • IPA: /ɹəˈmiːdi.ət/ (US)

remediate (remediates, present participle remediating; past and past participle remediated)

  1. (transitive) To correct or improve (a deficiency or problem).
Synonyms Adjective


  1. (rare, archaic, education) Intended to correct or improve deficient skills in some subject.
  2. (obsolete) Remedial.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iv]:
      Be aidant and remediate / In the good man's distress!

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