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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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  1. alleviate

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

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, enhance, increase, embitter, augment

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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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  1. abate, lighten, reduce, remove, assuage, mitigate, relieve, soften. lessen, moderate

    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;[34] soften, a ssuage, 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.

    Submitted by santoshk.61727 on June 10, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alleviateverb

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

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How to use alleviate in a sentence?

  1. Candice Bangsund:

    The whole China situation really appears to be gaining some ground, we saw a very impressive rebound in exports, this of course is helping alleviate fears of a hard landing.

  2. Martin Hoffman:

    The fact that kidney injury markers were normalized or improving within 24 hours should help alleviate fear of permanent kidney injury, and supports what we have previously demonstrated.

  3. Brian Tracy:

    In life you can never be too kind or too fair everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.

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    The proposed restructuring will alleviate the company’s pressure of offshore indebtedness and facilitate the company’s efforts to resume operations and resolve issues on shore.

  5. Cynthia Sass:

    Magnesium has been shown to help alleviate depression, fatigue, and irritability, bonus : When you're feeling especially irritable during that time of the month, the mineral also helps to fight PMS symptoms, including cramps and water retention.


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