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Meaning & Definition of Relieve in English

English

Relieve

/rɪliv/

verb

1. Provide physical relief, as from pain

  • "This pill will relieve your headaches"
    synonym:
  • relieve
  • ,
  • alleviate
  • ,
  • palliate
  • ,
  • assuage

2. Free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

    synonym:
  • take over
  • ,
  • relieve

3. Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

  • "She exempted me from the exam"
    synonym:
  • exempt
  • ,
  • relieve
  • ,
  • free

4. Lessen the intensity of or calm

  • "The news eased my conscience"
  • "Still the fears"
    synonym:
  • still
  • ,
  • allay
  • ,
  • relieve
  • ,
  • ease

5. Save from ruin, destruction, or harm

    synonym:
  • salvage
  • ,
  • salve
  • ,
  • relieve
  • ,
  • save

6. Relieve oneself of troubling information

    synonym:
  • unbosom
  • ,
  • relieve

7. Provide relief for

  • "Remedy his illness"
    synonym:
  • remedy
  • ,
  • relieve

8. Free from a burden, evil, or distress

    synonym:
  • relieve

9. Take by stealing

  • "The thief relieved me of $100"
    synonym:
  • relieve

10. Grant exemption or release to

  • "Please excuse me from this class"
    synonym:
  • excuse
  • ,
  • relieve
  • ,
  • let off
  • ,
  • exempt

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • relieve
  • ,
  • lighten