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Synonyms for alleviate
əˈli viˌeɪtal·le·vi·ate

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  1. alleviateverb

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

  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. Marcus Sessoms:

    There is nothing I can say that can alleviate the pain and overwhelming sense of loss that we, and the loved ones of those affected, are feeling.

  2. Gene McGillian:

    We're supposed to see the production cuts start to show up... the slow restart of not only some of the states here in the U.S. but some of the countries in Europe is beginning to partially alleviate some of the demand fears.

  3. Xie Feng:

    The legislation will alleviate the grave concerns among local and foreign business communities about the violent and terrorist forces.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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