What are some alternative words for relieve?

Synonyms for relieve
rɪˈliv

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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, 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

  2. take over, relieve(verb)

    free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. exempt, relieve, free(verb)

    grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

    "She exempted me from the exam"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. still, allay, relieve, ease(verb)

    lessen the intensity of or calm

    "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. salvage, salve, relieve, save(verb)

    save from ruin, destruction, or harm

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. unbosom, relieve(verb)

    relieve oneself of troubling information

    Synonyms:
    exempt, unbosom, allay, excuse, ease, free, salve, let off, salvage, assuage, alleviate, remedy, take over, still, palliate, lighten, save

  7. remedy, relieve(verb)

    provide relief for

    "remedy his illness"

    Synonyms:
    exempt, unbosom, allay, excuse, ease, repair, free, salve, rectify, salvage, amend, assuage, remediate, alleviate, remedy, let off, take over, still, palliate, lighten, save

  8. relieve(verb)

    free from a burden, evil, or distress

    Synonyms:
    exempt, unbosom, allay, excuse, free, ease, let off, salvage, assuage, alleviate, salve, remedy, take over, still, palliate, lighten, save

  9. relieve(verb)

    take by stealing

    "The thief relieved me of $100"

    Synonyms:
    exempt, unbosom, allay, excuse, free, ease, let off, salvage, assuage, alleviate, salve, remedy, take over, still, palliate, lighten, save

  10. excuse, relieve, let off, exempt(verb)

    grant exemption or release to

    "Please excuse me from this class"

    Synonyms:
    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

  11. relieve, lighten(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    exempt, lighten up, unbosom, buoy up, allay, excuse, free, ease, let off, salvage, brighten, assuage, alleviate, salve, remedy, take over, still, palliate, lighten, save

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relieve

    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, alleviate, assuage, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, reduce, remove, soften

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, augment, embitter, enhance, heighten, increase, intensify, magnify, make worse

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relieve

    Synonyms:
    help, succor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relieve(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    succor, aid, help, assist, comfort

  2. relieve(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    allay, mitigate, assuage, soothe, lessen, palliate, ease, remedy, cure, remove

  3. relieve(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put in relief, set off by contrast

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. relieve(v)

    Synonyms:
    assuage, alleviate, allay, lessen, remedy, ease, mitigate, palliate, succor, extricate, disentangle, disburden, redress, disengage

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How to use relieve in a sentence?

  1. Riccardo Ricciardi Jr.:

    The way it works is small titanium implants are placed in the prostate to hold the obstructing tissue away from the urethra to relieve the obstruction.

  2. Elizabeth McKay:

    With baking bread there's a lot of physicality, and the kneading of the dough and getting it into the right shape can help you relieve some tension.

  3. Bellamy Brooks:

    Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.

  4. Teo Mendez:

    Hokemeyer told FoxNews.com. Questions that an individual may have during this heightened state of awareness include ‘ Where am I ’, ‘ Why am I doing this ? ’ as well as questions with deeper conflicts of being like ‘ Who am I ? ’ , and ‘ Am I safe, loved andlovable ? ’ Research on floatation therapy has been limited to small study groups, but some reports suggest floating can relieve muscle tension, enhance creativity and induce instant relaxation. Dr. Teo Mendez, an orthopedic surgeon from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, has floated three times before and said Teo Mendez was skeptical about its mental health benefits at first. For about 20 minutes, I was pretty bored, but then I started to get a little bit in-tune with my body.

  5. President Trump:

    There may be a lapse in funding for the federal government, but that will not relieve USDA of its responsibilities for safeguarding life and property through the critical services we provide.


Translations for relieve

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  • ulevitCzech
  • aliviarSpanish
  • 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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