relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage(verb)
provide physical relief, as from pain
"This pill will relieve your headaches"
mollify, exempt, gentle, lenify, placate, unbosom, appease, allay, facilitate, excuse, gruntle, free, mitigate, ease, let off, conciliate, salvage, pacify, assuage, slake, alleviate, extenuate, salve, remedy, take over, quench, still, palliate, lighten, save
take over, relieve(verb)
free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
repeat, adopt, buy up, arrogate, accept, unbosom, assuage, take on, excuse, still, palliate, free, assume, ease, absorb, allay, let off, remedy, take up, usurp, alleviate, salve, exempt, salvage, take over, seize, buy out, borrow, bear, lighten, save
exempt, relieve, free(verb)
grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
"She exempted me from the exam"
unloosen, unfreeze, unloose, ease, salvage, release, resign, save, unblock, disembarrass, rid, liberate, still, unbosom, take over, salve, allay, exempt, give up, justify, let off, absolve, palliate, excuse, assuage, relinquish, remedy, alleviate, dislodge, discharge, free, disengage, lighten, loose
still, allay, relieve, ease(verb)
lessen the intensity of or calm
"The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
calm, ease, salvage, calm down, save, hush up, quieten, slake, unbosom, shut up, still, tranquillise, take over, salve, quiet, comfort, allay, facilitate, exempt, quench, lull, let off, palliate, excuse, assuage, remedy, alleviate, hush, silence, free, lighten, tranquilize, tranquillize
salvage, salve, relieve, save(verb)
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
spare, pull through, economize, carry through, make unnecessary, ease, salvage, save, lay aside, economise, still, unbosom, take over, salve, redeem, allay, hold open, keep, save up, exempt, let off, palliate, excuse, assuage, write, preserve, deliver, remedy, alleviate, keep open, free, lighten, bring through, scavenge
relieve oneself of troubling information
provide relief for
"remedy his illness"
free from a burden, evil, or distress
take by stealing
"The thief relieved me of $100"
excuse, relieve, let off, exempt(verb)
grant exemption or release to
"Please excuse me from this class"
justify, condone, apologise, explain, unbosom, allay, rationalize, excuse, beg off, palliate, free, ease, let off, apologize, rationalise, assuage, alleviate, salve, remedy, salvage, take over, still, exempt, lighten, save, pardon
alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
"relieve the pressure and the stress"; "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use relieve in a sentence?
The tea tree oil is going to calm down the scalp and relieve some of that painful itching and burning. It's a wonderful way to just get rid of an itchy, flaky scalp.
Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.
Until we see Russia comply on the ground we cannot relieve the pressure in any way.
It’s clear from the results that a lot of millennials are n’t as confident as they could be when it comes to tax season, and as a result, could be hurting their overall return, paying someone to do them for you can be a good way to relieve some headache, and according to the survey, a third of millennials already know this.
The way I read what he said is that if I didn't get the nomination he would do it ... I will relieve him of that.
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- keventää, vapauttaa, avustaa, lievittää, tukea, helpottaa, [[murtaa]] [[saarto]], korostaa, [[nostaa]] [[pystyyn]]Finnish
- lenire, mitigare, risollevare, assistere, rilevare, alleviare, risollevarsi, patrocinare, liberarsi, esautorareItalian
- avløyseNorwegian Nynorsk
- avløyse, avløseNorwegian
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