To lessen or alleviate (pain, anxiety, etc.)
To make, or make seem, smaller; reduce in size, degree, importance, etc.; lessen
To make alterations to (land) to make it less polluted or more hospitable to wildlife.
To cause to flash in or as in lightning
To furnish assistance or aid to:
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To allay or make (thirst, desire, etc.) less active or intense by satisfying; assuage; satisfy
The definition of abate means to become less or lower in amount or force than at a prior time.
To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.
To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest:
To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
To become less; decrease:
To palliate is to make something less painful or unpleasant, or to calm fears.
To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To make intense or more intense; increase; strengthen
To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. — William Paley.
(Law) To help; aid
Find another word for alleviate. In this page you can discover 36 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for alleviate, like: ease, diminish, mitigate, lighten, relieve, help, slake, See syn. study at, abate, heighten and facilitate.