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relieve

relieve - Dictionary definition and meaning for word relieve

Definition
(verb) provide physical relief, as from pain
Synonyms : alleviate , assuage , palliate
Example Sentence
  • This pill will relieve your headaches

Definition
(verb) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
Synonyms : take over

Definition
(verb) grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
Synonyms : exempt , free
Example Sentence
  • She exempted me from the exam

Definition
(verb) lessen the intensity of or calm
Synonyms : allay , ease , still
Example Sentence
  • The news eased my conscience
  • still the fears

Definition
(verb) save from ruin, destruction, or harm
Synonyms : salvage , salve , save

Definition
(verb) relieve oneself of troubling information
Synonyms : unbosom

Definition
(verb) provide relief for
Synonyms : remedy
Example Sentence
  • remedy his illness

Definition
(verb) free from a burden, evil, or distress
Definition
(verb) take by stealing
Example Sentence
  • The thief relieved me of $100

Definition
(verb) grant exemption or release to
Synonyms : excuse , exempt , let off
Example Sentence
  • Please excuse me from this class

Definition
(verb) alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
Synonyms : lighten
Example Sentence
  • relieve the pressure and the stress
  • lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents

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