V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to send or dispatch a payment; 2. to cancel or hold back from enforcing something; 3. to reduce the intensity of something (for instance, pain); 4. to restore something; 5. to refer a case to another court (in law); 6. to restore something to its original condition

Synonyms: pay, repay, reimburse, send, dispatch, reduce, restore, postpone, defer, refer, revoke, nullify, invalidate

Antonyms: intensify, increase, persist, continue

Tips: Remit comes from the Latin remittere, "to send back." When you borrow money, for instance, and then send it back or return it, you remit it. The word remit can also be used as a noun, meaning "something that is remitted." A remittance is a sum of money that you send to someone.

Usage Examples:

In order to avoid any interest charges, please remit your payment by the end of the week. (send, dispatch, pay)

She remitted the fines because the payment came earlier than expected. (reduced)

The appellate court judge remitted his sentence to a lesser one. (reduced)

He worked as a builder in the U.S. and remitted half his monthly wage to his family in Thailand. (sent back)

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