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Synonyms for relieve
rɪˈlivre·lieve

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageverb

    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, relieveverb

    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, freeverb

    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, easeverb

    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, saveverb

    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, relieveverb

    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, relieveverb

    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. relieveverb

    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. relieveverb

    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, exemptverb

    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, lightenverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relieveverb

    Synonyms:
    succor, aid, help, assist, comfort

  2. relieveverb

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

  3. relieveverb

    Synonyms:
    put in relief, set off by contrast

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. relieveverb

    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. The CDC:

    You can take these medications to relieve post-vaccination side effects if you have no other medical reasons that prevent you from taking these medications normally.

  2. Hussam Hammada:

    Reasons varied. Some people suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure and others - and they are the bigger number - wanted to shape up, keep fit or relieve their stress.

  3. The Taliban:

    If the foreign occupiers really want to relieve themselves from this nuisance of fighting, they should immediately withdraw.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    The Biden administration’s decision to impose a vaccine mandate on cross-border truckers transporting goods to and from Americans makes zero sense, our bill will put an end to this craziness, help relieve the ongoing supply chain crisis, and restore freedom for North American truckers.

  5. David Pilgrim:

    Compassion is not pity, not even empathetic pity. There is arrogance and haughty pride in pitying others. Compassion is when we are confronted with another’s suffering and we suffer with them. Their pain is ours. We are motivated to relieve their suffering. When we feel true compassion we help those who suffer, not as a cathartic release, but because it breaks our heart that they are hurting. I have not always known or believed these things, but I am thankful that I do now.


Translations for relieve

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  • ulevitCzech
  • aliviarSpanish
  • 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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