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remit

re·mit

remit

 
pronunciation:
rih mit
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: remits, remitted, remitting
definition 1: to send (money) to someone or some place.
Please remit payment immediately.
synonyms:
pay
similar words:
compensate, dispatch, forward, reimburse, remunerate, repay, satisfy, send, settle, transmit, wire
definition 2: to refrain from carrying out; cancel.
The penalty was remitted.
synonyms:
annul, cancel, countermand, invalidate, nullify, rescind, revoke, void
similar words:
excuse
definition 3: to forgive or pardon (a sin or fault).
synonyms:
absolve, excuse, forgive, pardon
similar words:
overlook
definition 4: to allow (one's interest, effort, or the like) to abate or relax.
synonyms:
relax, slacken
similar words:
abate, ease
definition 5: in law, to send (a case) back to a lower court for further proceedings.
synonyms:
remand
similar words:
transfer
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to send money, usu. in payment of a debt.
synonyms:
pay, pay off, repay
definition 2: to lessen or diminish; abate.
She's requiring less medication now as the pain is remitting.
synonyms:
abate, decrease, diminish, ease up, lessen, subside
similar words:
dwindle, ebb, moderate, relax, slacken, wane
 
part of speech: noun
definition: in law, the transfer of a case or action to a usu. lower jurisdiction.
synonyms:
remand
derivation: remittable (adj.)
Word Parts
The word remit contains the following parts:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay , rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).