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remit

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1  —as in:
remit payment
Definition to send money
  • Please remit payment in the enclosed envelope.
remit = to send money
  • He remits half his earnings to his family in Mexico.
remits = sends money

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2  —as in:
pain remitted
Definition to decrease in intensity
  • The pain finally remitted.
remitted = decreased in intensity
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The storm finally remitted.
  • remitted = decreased in intensity
  • We have no trace of him at present, although our exertions to discover him are unremitted; but they will not restore my beloved William!
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
unremitted = not decreased in intensity
(Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unremitted means not and reverses the meaning of remitted. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)

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3  —as in:
remit sins
Definition to forgive
  • Christians believe God remits their sins.
remits = forgives
  • "'Tis the truth, Sam," he observed. "The lad risked the penalty to see justice done. I suggest you remit the sentence."
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
remit = cancel

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4  —as in:
remit has expanded
Definition area of responsibility
  • The story fascinates me, but it's outside my remit.
remit = area of responsibility

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Less commonly:
In law, remit can mean to refer (send) a case to another court.

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