Synonyms for relieve
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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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relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageverb
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, relieveverb
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, freeverb
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, easeverb
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, saveverb
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, exemptverb
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"
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, a ssuage, 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.Submitted by santoshk.61727 on June 10, 2023
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Relive vs. Relieve -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Relive and Relieve.
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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.
Who will relieve me of this Wuthering Height
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.
God, I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always. Amen.
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- keventää, vapauttaa, avustaa, [[nostaa]] [[pystyyn]], korostaa, [[murtaa]] [[saarto]], lievittää, tukea, helpottaaFinnish
- esautorare, lenire, liberarsi, patrocinare, risollevarsi, alleviare, rilevare, assistere, risollevare, mitigareItalian
- avløyseNorwegian Nynorsk
- avløse, avløyseNorwegian
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