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To free from or relieve of a burden or trouble:
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  1. To free from or relieve of a burden or trouble:
  2. To free from burden, or relieve from trouble.
  3. To relieve (oneself or one's soul, mind, etc.) by revealing or disclosing (something hard to bear, as guilt)
To rid of a burden; to free from a load carried; to unload.
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  1. To rid of a burden; to free from a load carried; to unload.
  2. To get rid of (a burden); unload
  3. To relieve (a pack animal, for example) of a burden.
To raise; elevate.
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  1. To raise; elevate.
  2. To raise to spiritual or emotional heights; exalt:
  3. To raise to a higher moral, social, or cultural level or condition
(Idiomatic) To uplift, hearten, inspire or raise the spirits
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  1. (Idiomatic) To uplift, hearten, inspire or raise the spirits
  2. (Idiomatic) To keep afloat, to act as buoyancy
To make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; moderate
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  1. To make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; moderate
  2. To operate or work (against)
  3. To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
To cause to rise and float in the air
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  1. To cause to rise and float in the air
To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
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  1. To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
  2. To reduce or decrease
To relieve of a burden; free from a hindrance or annoyance
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  1. To relieve of a burden; free from a hindrance or annoyance
  2. To remove an encumbrance or burden from (someone or something).
To take away; withdraw:
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  1. To take away; withdraw:
  2. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
  3. To take, extract, separate, or withdraw (someone or something from)
To distribute or spread (something), as if it were a liquid.
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  1. To distribute or spread (something), as if it were a liquid.
  2. To talk volubly and deeply. Usually implies telling the truth.
  3. To leave a place quickly, and in large numbers.
To discard (something) as useless or a burden
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  1. To discard (something) as useless or a burden
  2. (Informal) To discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome:
  3. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective; discard.
To bring into a certain order; systematize
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  1. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  2. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
  3. (Arith.) To change in denomination or form without changing in value
(Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
  2. To bring down by cutting.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
To delay (a task, event, or deadline)
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  1. To delay (a task, event, or deadline)
  2. To offend, repulse, or frighten
  3. To procrastinate
To make easy or easier:
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  1. To make easy or easier:
  2. To lead (a discussion), as by asking questions, mediating between opposing viewpoints, or ensuring that all participants' views are heard.
To raise or lift up; elevate.
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  1. To raise or lift up; elevate.
To tear out by the roots; uproot
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  1. To tear out by the roots; uproot
  2. To get rid of; eliminate:
To use a shift key.
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  1. To use a shift key.
  2. To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
  3. To undergo phonetic change
To cause to be different:
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  1. To cause to be different:
  2. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
  3. To put a fresh covering on:
To alleviate; assuage:
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  1. To alleviate; assuage:
  2. To move or proceed with little effort:
  3. To free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
To give a sense of ease to
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  1. To give a sense of ease to
  2. To ease physically; relieve:
  3. To soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring consolation or hope to
To urge on or encourage by cheers
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  1. To urge on or encourage by cheers
  2. To be or become cheerful; feel encouraged
  3. To fill with joy, good spirits, and hope; gladden; comfort
(Archaic) To be or become glad
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  1. (Archaic) To be or become glad
  2. To make glad:
  3. To cause (something) to become more glad.
To illuminate.
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  1. To illuminate.
  2. (Archaic) To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.
To decorate (an initial letter or word) with designs, tracings, etc. of gold, silver, or bright colors
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  1. To decorate (an initial letter or word) with designs, tracings, etc. of gold, silver, or bright colors
  2. To adorn (a page of a book, for example) with ornamental designs, images, or lettering in brilliant colors or precious metals.
  3. To give light to; light up
  1. To illuminate.
  2. To give light to; illuminate.
  3. To illuminate; light up
To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
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  1. To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
  2. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
  3. In a light manner; lightly.
To make or become happy or happier; gladden; cheer up
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  1. To make or become happy or happier; gladden; cheer up
(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear:
  3. In a clear manner; so as to be clear
To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest:
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  1. To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest:
  2. To reduce the intensity of; lessen or relieve:
  3. To lessen, relieve, or alleviate (pain, grief, etc.)
To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
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  1. To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
  2. To lessen or reduce:
To calm (passion, anger, etc.); pacify
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  1. To calm (passion, anger, etc.); pacify
  2. To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
  3. To lessen (pain, distress, etc.); allay
To give a sense of ease to
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  1. To give a sense of ease to
  2. To soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring consolation or hope to
  3. To ease physically; relieve:
To free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
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  1. To free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
  2. To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
  3. To alleviate; assuage:
To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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  1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. To become less; decrease:
  3. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; moderate
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  1. To make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; moderate
  2. To operate or work (against)
  3. To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
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  1. To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
  2. To alleviate the symptoms of a disease or disorder.
  3. To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
To free from pain, anxiety, or distress:
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  1. To free from pain, anxiety, or distress:
  2. (Baseball) To serve as a relief pitcher
  3. To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
Find another word for lighten. In this page you can discover 58 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for lighten, like: unburden, disburden, make lighter, reduce the load of, lessen the weight of, uplift, buoy up, mitigate, levitate, alleviate and make less burdensome.