What are some alternative words for alleviate?

Synonyms for alleviate
əˈli viˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage(verb)

    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, alleviate(verb)

    make easier

    "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

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

Wiktionary

  1. alleviate(verb)

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

  2. alleviate(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alleviate(v. a.)

    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. alleviate(v)

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

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How to use alleviate in a sentence?

  1. Rachel Dunifon:

    If these meals help alleviate stress, it could actually be good and open up more time for families.

  2. Prime Minister Zoran Tegeltija:

    We are focusing in all ways on how to alleviate the consequences of the coronavirus.

  3. John C. Dvorak:

    In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.

  4. Andrew Goddard:

    There are at least three things that the government could, and should, do today, these are all things that the Royal College of Physicians has been calling for to alleviate pressure on the National Health Service, that this government can do right now.

  5. Simon Rego:

    It can be helpful to do a little work and it can alleviate some of those worries about feeling underprepared if you can knock some tasks off.


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