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English noun: remit

1. remit (cognition) the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with


SamplesThey set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life.


Broader (hypernym)issue, matter, subject, topic

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


Synonymsremission, remitment


Broader (hypernym)referral


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: remit

1. remit (possession) send (money) in payment


SamplesRemit $25.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)pay


Entailtransfer

2. remit (stative) hold back to a later time


SamplesLet's postpone the exam.


Synonymsdefer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, table


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)delay


Narrower (hyponym)call, hold, probate, reprieve, respite, suspend


Entailcall off, cancel, reschedule, scratch, scrub

3. remit (communication) release from (claims, debts, or taxes)


SamplesThe taxes were remitted.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cancel, strike down

4. remit (communication) refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision


Synonymsremand, send back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)challenge

5. remit (communication) forgive


SamplesGod will remit their sins.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forgive

6. remit (change) make slack as by lessening tension or firmness


Synonymsslacken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)loose, loosen


Narrower (hyponym)douse, dowse


Causeslacken

7. remit (change) diminish or abate


SamplesThe pain finally remitted.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen









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