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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "relieve":

    alleviate, ease, mitigate, lighten, absolve, reduce, soothe, exempt, allay, assuage, exonerate, lessen, unload, ameliorate

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How to use relieve in a sentence?

  1. Greg Reisner:

    M&A is a function of the pressure in the market right now and it's looking to relieve that pressure.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    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.

  3. Mother Teresa:

    It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.

  4. The Taliban:

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

  5. Ryan Pack:

    Sports: Sports condition the mind, body, and spirit. They can make you smarter, healthier, stronger, tougher, more confident, and more talented. They can be very fun, and they can sometimes relieve stress. They can make your life a better place. Football is great for cardio and losing weight, plus it can be very fun if you know what your doing. Bodybuilding is great for strength and overall health. Gymnastics is great for flexibility/acrobatics. Karate teaches you self-defense and it can reward you with the gift of movement. Knowing how to defend yourself is one of the greatest highs in life. And you'll never know complete physical freedom until you know all the patterns and movements of karate. All sports are important, they all have something special to teach you, they all have something special to offer you, even if its just fun.


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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