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Another word for relieve

  1. To make less severe or more bearable

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  2. To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable

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  3. To give support or assistance

      1. Assistance in time of distress; relief.
      2. One that affords assistance or relief:
      3. To give assistance to in time of want, difficulty, or distress:
      1. To give assistance to (someone); make it easier for (someone) to do something; aid:
      2. To give material or financial aid to:
      3. To wait on, as in a store or restaurant:
      1. To raise or lift by pushing up from below.
      2. To increase; raise:
      3. To assist in further development or progress:
      1. to give help to; aid
      2. to work with as a helper or assistant
      3. to give help; aid
      1. To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
      2. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
      3. The act or result of helping; assistance:
      1. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
      2. To urge, encourage, or help (a person):
  4. To free from an obligation or duty

      1. To refrain from harming, injuring, destroying, or killing:
      2. To leave undamaged or unharmed:
      3. To refrain from denouncing or distressing; treat leniently or with consideration:
      1. An escape from punishment.
      2. (engineering) A device for letting off, releasing, or giving forth, as the warp from the cylinder of a loom.
      3. To cause to explode.
      1. To free from an obligation, duty, or liability to which others are subject:
      2. To set apart; isolate.
      3. Freed from an obligation, duty, or liability to which others are subject; excused:
      1. To make allowance for; overlook or forgive:
      2. To grant pardon to; forgive:
      3. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
      1. To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions:
      2. To prepare and give out (medicines).
      3. To administer (laws, for example).
      1. To release, as from confinement, care, or duty:
      2. To let go; empty out:
      3. To pour forth; emit:
      1. To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
      2. To relieve of a requirement or obligation.
      3. To grant a remission of sin to.
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  5. To free from a specific duty by acting as a substitute

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Another word for relieve

  1. To replace

  2. To lessen

Synonym Study

  • Allay suggests an effective, although temporary or incomplete, calming or quieting we've allayed their suspicions
  • Mitigate implies a moderating or making milder of that which is likely to cause pain to mitigate a punishment
  • Assuage suggests a softening or pacifying influence in lessening pain or distress, calming anger or passion, etc. her kind words assuaged his resentment
  • Lighten implies a cheering reduction of the weight of oppression or depression nothing can lighten the burden of our grief
  • Alleviate implies temporary relief, suggesting that the source of the misery remains unaffected drugs to alleviate the pain
  • Relieve implies the reduction of misery, discomfort, or tediousness sufficiently to make it bearable they played a game to relieve the monotony of the trip