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?
Low-minded men are occupied solely with their own affairs, but noble-minded men take special interest in the affairs of others. The submarine fire drinks up the ocean, to fill its insatiable interior; the rain-cloud, that it may relieve the drought of the earth, burnt up by the hot season.
Remember, no one cares what you want. Focus on delivering more than is expected every time and relieve yourself of the notion that anyone cares about your hopes and dreams. Find a pain point and solve it. It’s that simple.
I was in the trauma room for maybe 20 minutes when a 28-year-old man was wheeled in with a head injury, he had also been riding a Bird scooter and had a brain bleed, so they were taking him up to emergency surgery to relieve the pressure in his head.
There are a lot of surgeries where we really don't know how well they are going to relieve the symptoms or prevent something bad from happening in the future.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game--the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.
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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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