Remit Re*mit", v. i. 1. To abate in force or in violence; to grow less intense; to become moderated; to abate; to relax; as, a fever remits; the severity of the weather remits. [1913 Webster]

2. To send money, as in payment. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • remit — re·mit /ri mit/ vb re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting [Latin remittere to let go back, send back, give up, forgive, from re back + mittere to let go, send] vt 1 a: to release from the guilt or penalty of b: to refrain from exacting remit a tax c …   Law dictionary

  • Remit — Re*mit (r? m?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Remitting}.] [L. remittere, remissum, to send back, to slacken, relax; pref. re re + mittere to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Remise}, {Remiss}.] 1. To send back; to give up; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remit — [v1] send, transfer address, consign, dispatch, forward, mail, make payment, pay, post, route, settle, ship, square, transmit; concepts 217,341 Ant. hold, keep remit [v2] stop, postpone abate, absolve, alleviate, amnesty, cancel, condone,… …   New thesaurus

  • remit — [ri mit′; ] for n., chiefly Brit [ rē′mit] vt. remitted, remitting [ME remytten < L remittere (pp. remissus), to send back, in LL(Ec), to forgive sin < re , back + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to forgive or pardon (sins, offenses,… …   English World dictionary

  • remit — late 14c., from L. remittere send back, slacken, let go, abate, from re back + mittere to send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Meaning send money to someone first recorded 1630s. Related: Remitted; remitting …   Etymology dictionary

  • remit — 1 pardon, forgive, *excuse, condone Analogous words: *exculpate, exonerate, acquit, vindicate, absolve 2 forward, transmit, route, ship, *send, dispatch …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remit — The noun, meaning ‘terms of reference’, is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable or (less often) on the second, and the verb, meaning ‘to send (money)’, is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. The inflected forms of the… …   Modern English usage

  • remit — ► VERB (remitted, remitting) 1) cancel (a debt) or refrain from inflicting (a punishment). 2) send (money) in payment, especially by post. 3) refer (a matter for decision) to an authority. 4) Theology pardon (a sin). 5) archaic diminish …   English terms dictionary

  • remit — To pay for purchases by cash, check, or electronic transfer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. remit re‧mit 1 [rɪˈmɪt] verb remitted PTandPPX remitting PRESPARTX [transitive] …   Financial and business terms

  • remit — re|mit1 [rıˈmıt] v past tense and past participle remitted present participle remitting formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: remittere to send back ] 1.) [I and T] to send a payment ▪ Please remit payment by cheque. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”