remit

If you send your client a bill for your consulting services, be sure to include your address so he knows where to remit the payment.

Remit means send back, and it has many uses. If you remit payment, you send it back to the person you owe it to. If you’ve been in prison for five years of a seven-year sentence but you’ve been on good behavior, a judge might remit the remainder of your sentence and let you go free. If you have a chronic illness and it seems to clear up or go away, we say it is in remittance.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: remit

1
v
send (money) in payment
2
v
release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
3
vn
refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
(law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
4
v
make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
5
n
the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: remit
1

v send (money) in payment

remit $25”
Type of:
pay
give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

v hold back to a later time

Synonyms:
defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, table
Types:
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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
Type of:
delay
act later than planned, scheduled, or required
2

v release from (claims, debts, or taxes)

“The taxes were remitted
Type of:
cancel, strike down
declare null and void; make ineffective

v forgive

“God will remit their sins”
Type of:
forgive
stop blaming or grant forgiveness
3

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

Synonyms:
remand, send back
Type of:
challenge
issue a challenge to

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

Synonyms:
remission, remitment
Type of:
referral
the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)
4

v make slack as by lessening tension or firmness

Synonyms:
slacken
Types:
douse, dowse
slacken
Type of:
loose, loosen
make loose or looser

v diminish or abate

“The pain finally remitted
Type of:
decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
decrease in size, extent, or range
5

n the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with

“they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life”
Type of:
issue, matter, subject, topic
some situation or event that is thought about

WORD FORMS

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send in payment
release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
refer to another authority for decision
make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
1 remit
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the act of referring a law case to another court
the topic that someone has authority to deal with
2 remit
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