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REMIT (remitted, remitting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does remit mean? 

REMIT (noun)
  The noun REMIT has 1 sense:

1. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)

  Familiarity information: REMIT used as a noun is very rare.


REMIT (verb)
  The verb REMIT has 7 senses:

1. send (money) in payment
2. hold back to a later time
3. release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
4. refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
5. forgive
6. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
7. diminish or abate

  Familiarity information: REMIT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REMIT (noun)


Sense 1remit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

remit; remitment; remission

Hypernyms ("remit" is a kind of...):

referral (the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency))

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


REMIT (verb)


Sense 1remit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send (money) in payment

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

remit $25

Hypernyms (to "remit" is one way to...):

pay (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services)

"Remit" entails doing...:

transfer (cause to change ownership)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2remit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold back to a later time

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

defer; shelve; set back; table; put off; prorogue; postpone; remit; put over; hold over

Context example:

let's postpone the exam

Hypernyms (to "remit" is one way to...):

delay (act later than planned, scheduled, or required)

"Remit" entails doing...:

reschedule (assign a new time and place for an event)

call off; cancel; scratch; scrub (postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "remit"):

call (stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather)

hold (stop dealing with)

suspend (render temporarily ineffective)

probate (put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence)

reprieve; respite (postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3remit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release from (claims, debts, or taxes)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The taxes were remitted

Hypernyms (to "remit" is one way to...):

cancel; strike down (declare null and void; make ineffective)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4remit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

remand; send back; remit

Hypernyms (to "remit" is one way to...):

challenge (issue a challenge to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 5remit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Forgive

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

God will remit their sins

Hypernyms (to "remit" is one way to...):

forgive (stop blaming or grant forgiveness)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6remit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

slacken; remit

Hypernyms (to "remit" is one way to...):

loose; loosen (make loose or looser)

Cause:

slacken (become looser or slack)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "remit"):

douse; dowse (slacken)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 7remit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Diminish or abate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The pain finally remitted

Hypernyms (to "remit" is one way to...):

decrease; diminish; fall; lessen (decrease in size, extent, or range)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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