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Synonyms for alleviate
əˈli viˌeɪtal·le·vi·ate

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  1. alleviateverb

    Synonyms:
    ease, assuage, ameliorate, allay, address, mitigate, relieve

  2. alleviateverb

    To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.

    Alcohol is often a cheap tool to alleviate the stress of a hard day.

    Synonyms:
    assuage, allay, address, mitigate, ameliorate, ease, relieve

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alleviate

    Etymologically, to alleviate is to lift a burden toward oneself, and so lighten it for the bearer; to relieve is to lift it back from the bearer, nearly or quite away; to remove is to take it away altogether. Alleviate is thus less than relieve; relieve, ordinarily, less than remove. We alleviate, relieve or remove the trouble; we relieve, not alleviate, the sufferer. Assuage is, by derivation, to sweeten; mitigate, to make mild; moderate, to bring within measure; abate, to beat down, and so make less. We abate a fever; lessen anxiety; moderate passions or desires; lighten burdens; mitigate or alleviate pain; reduce inflammation; soften, assuage, or moderate grief; we lighten or mitigate punishments; we relieve any suffering of body or mind that admits of help, comfort, or remedy. Alleviate has been often confused with allay. Compare ALLAY.

    Synonyms:
    abate, assuage, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, reduce, relieve, remove, soften

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, augment, embitter, enhance, heighten, increase, intensify, magnify, make worse

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alleviate

    Synonyms:
    lighten, lessen, assuage, mitigate, soothe, moderate, relieve, remit, diminish

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, enhance, increase, embitter, augment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageverb

    provide physical relief, as from pain

    "This pill will relieve your headaches"

    Synonyms:
    mollify, exempt, gentle, relieve, lenify, placate, unbosom, appease, allay, facilitate, excuse, gruntle, free, mitigate, ease, let off, conciliate, salvage, pacify, assuage, slake, extenuate, salve, remedy, take over, quench, still, palliate, lighten, save

  2. facilitate, ease, alleviateverb

    make easier

    "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

    Synonyms:
    comfort, help, allay, ease, still, facilitate, assuage, palliate, relieve

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alleviateverb

    Synonyms:
    lighten, mitigate, assuage, moderate, soothe, soften, mollify, allay, quiet, still, quell, abate, lessen, diminish, relieve, palliate, ease, dull, blunt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alleviateverb

    Synonyms:
    mitigate, mollify, lessen, allay, assuage moderate, relieve

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How to use alleviate in a sentence?

  1. Chris Spear:

    I think that clearly is the most impactful thing that could be done right now to alleviate this problem. So next year, [ we ] are not going to be having this conversation because it will alleviate itself because we're investing.

  2. Mainland Affairs Council:

    The academics believe that there is no room for ambiguity across the Taiwan Strait, and suggests the government maintain its current policy position, strive to participate in the WHO and show goodwill to mainland Chinese suffering from the virus, additionally, minor incidents which could touch off a war across the Taiwan Strait should be avoided, that could become a pressure release point for the Chinese Communists to alleviate internal pressure.

  3. Gretchen Smith:

    A lot of our at-risk families and elderly veterans are having to choose between gas and groceries or paying the water bill or the rent or electricity, and those are not choices they should be making, that's something where we can step in and alleviate some of that financial burden while we find longer-term solutions.

  4. Devon Check:

    Disparities in supportive medication use are concerning as they could point to inadequate symptom management and reduced quality of life, it is important for patients and providers to communicate about supportive care needs and preferences – for example, surrounding symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain – to alleviate patient distress and suffering.

  5. The CDC:

    If a pilot successfully reaches the intended populations, the jurisdiction will be encouraged to adapt this model for broader implementation with future federally allocated vaccine distributions, this process will allow CDC and its public health partners to determine new, successful methods of delivering care to the communities most at need, which will help alleviate the effects of the current outbreak and potentially develop repeatable methods that can be used to avoid these inequities in the future as well.


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