Remedy vs Recipe - What's the difference?

remedy | recipe |

As nouns the difference between remedy and recipe

is that remedy is something that corrects or counteracts while recipe is .

As a verb remedy

is to provide or serve as a remedy for.



(wikipedia remedy)


  • Something that corrects or counteracts.
  • (legal) The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.
  • A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.
  • * 1856 : (Gustave Flaubert), (Madame Bovary), Part III Chapter X, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
  • He said to himself that no doubt they would save her; the doctors would discover some remedy surely. He remembered all the miraculous cures he had been told about. Then she appeared to him dead. She was there; before his eyes, lying on her back in the middle of the road. He reined up, and the hallucination disappeared.

    Derived terms

    * remediless


  • To provide or serve as a remedy for.
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 27.
  • Nor is geometry, when taken into the assistance of natural philosophy, ever able to remedy this defect,
    * redress * help * correct * cure * See also



    (wikipedia recipe)


    (en noun)
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A new prescription , passage=As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.}}
  • Any set of instructions for preparing a mixture of ingredients.
  • By extension, a plan or procedure to obtain a given end result.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-21, volume=411, issue=8892, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Magician’s brain , passage=[Isaac Newton] was obsessed with alchemy. He spent hours copying alchemical recipes and trying to replicate them in his laboratory. He believed that the Bible contained numerological codes. The truth is that Newton was very much a product of his time.}}
  • Now especially, a set of instructions for making or preparing food dishes.
  • A set of conditions and parameters of an industrial process to obtain a given result.
  • Anagrams

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