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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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