Definition of remit :
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.
2. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.
3. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation.
4. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.
5. To restore.
6. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
7. To send money, as in payment.
8. To send off or away; hence: ( a) To refer or direct ( one) for information, guidance, help, etc. Remitting them . . . to the works of Galen. Sir T. Elyot. ( b) To submit, refer, or leave ( something) for judgment or decision.
9. To transmit or send, esp. to a distance, as money in payment of a demand, account, draft, etc.; as, he remitted the amount by mail.
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cease (part of speech: verb)
pay (part of speech: verb)
forgive (part of speech: verb)
- In one case, not very many years ago, a young gentleman begged to know who his wife was to be, and what fee he was to remit. - "A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)", Augustus de Morgan.
- And though he made use of the arms, riches, and cities of the Spaniards, yet he would never, even in word, remit to them the imperial authority, but set Roman officers and commanders over them, intimating his purpose to restore liberty to the Romans, not to raise up the Spaniard's power against them. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- Payments of thousands of dollars are made in this coin, which, not being profitable to remit, circulates from hand to hand. - "Journal of an African Cruiser", Horatio Bridge.