4. pardon, amnesty, excuse, forgive, absolve, shrive, condone, overlook, make allowances for, pass over, wink at; disregard, dispense with, forget, forgive and forget, let bygones be bygones, not give the matter a second thought; ignore, look the other way, pay no attention to.
5. relax, slacken, loosen up, ease up or off, grant a breathing spell, Archaic, slake; mitigate, assuage, allay, alleviate, relieve, palliate, commute; mollify, moderate, modify, temper, subdue, chasten, soften, weaken, tone down; quell, quiet, tranquilize, calm, soothe, hush, still, deaden; abate, subside, recede, ebb, lull, decrease, decline, sink; diminish, lessen, lighten, attenuate, wane; reduce, contract, shrink, dwindle, fall off; yield, submit, give in, surrender, give up.
6. return, give back, send back, remand; replace, put back, reinstate, make restitution; rectify, redress, make amends, correct, make or set or put right; restore, recondition, repair, mend, renew, renovate, refurbish; rebuild, reconstruct, reconstitute, remodel, remake, make over, recreate.
7. postpone, defer, prorogue, suspend, intermit, put off, stave off, shelve, reschedule; delay, stall, wait, hold off, procrastinate. remnant, n. 1. remains, remainder, rest, residue, residuum, balance. See remainder (defs. 1-6).
2. little bit, piece, chip, strip, bit, fragment, scrap, shard.
3. trace, vestige, archaism, relic, record; keepsake, souvenir, reminder, remembrance, memento, memorabilia, heirloom, inheritance, trophy. remonstrance, n. 1. protestation, expostulation, remonstration; objection, dissent, disagreement, nonconcurrence, noncompliance, nonconformance; disapproval, disapprobation, deprecation; reproach, rebuke, reproof, censure, blame; criticism, reprimand, reproval; admonition, warning, caution, exhortation, dissuasion; castigation, chastisement, scolding, berating, upbraiding; Inf talking-to, Inf. dressing-down, Inf tongue-lashing.
2. protest, objection, complaint; grievance, Inf beef, SI. squawk, SI. bitch, Inf gripe; negation, denial, disclaimer. remonstrate, v. 1. expostulate, plead in protest, argue, reason against, object, protest; say no to, dissent, oppose, take issue, take exception, beg to differ; make one's stand against, balk at, draw the line at, stand and be counted against, vote against; put up a fight, not take lying down, fuss, make a fuss over, Inf. kick up a fuss, Inf. beef, Inf. raise hell, SI. bitch, SI. squawk; admonish, warn, forewarn, caution, exhort, put on one's guard; advise, counsel against, Archaic. dissuade, Archaic, dehort.
2. reproach, rebuke, disapprove of, complain of; inveigh, censure, denounce; upbraid, reproach, reprove, reprehend; castigate, vituperate, reprimand, admonish; chide, scold, carp at, berate, Inf take to task, Inf. call on the carpet, Inf. dress down; All SI. blast, bawl out, yell at, give [s.o.] hell, lay [s.o.] out in lavender, read the riot act. remorse, n. sorrow, sorriness, contrition, regret, penitence, repentance, contriteness, sackcloth and ashes; compunction, bad conscience, guilt, shame, shamefulness, embarrassment, self-humiliation, selfmortification; self-reproach, self-reproof, self-blame, self-accusation, self-condemnation; lamentation, rue, grief, mournfulness, woe, dole; discontent, inquietude, disquietude; disappointment, bitterness, frustration, disillusionment, disillusion, second thoughts, anxiety, angst, worry. remorseful, adj. sorry, sorrowful, regretful, rueful, contrite, compunctious; conscience-stricken, conscience-smitten, guilt-ridden, repining, regretting, full of regrets; apologetic, repentant, penitent, penitential, atoning, in sackcloth and ashes; humbled, abject, sheepish, embarrassed, chastened; self-condemning, self-punishing, self-reproachful, self-accusing, self-debasing; ashamed, shameful, shamed, shamefaced, SI. bummed out, disturbed, troubled, remote, adj. 1. distant, removed, far, far-off, faraway, yon, yonder; out-of-the-way, isolated, secluded, sequestered, private; lonely, forsaken, Godforsaken; outlying, inaccessible, unapproachable.