This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Another word for relief

a-z
Noun
  1. The act or an instance of helping

      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      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. The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb.
      2. A homologous or similar part in other animals, as the terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates.
      3. A unit of length equal to 4 inches (10.2 centimeters), used especially to specify the height of a horse.
      1. The act of assisting.
      2. Aid; help:
      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. The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
    See also:

    help

  2. Freedom, especially from pain

    See also:

    increase

  3. Assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed

      1. Health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being:
      2. Financial or other aid provided, especially by the government, to people in need.
      1. Aid, such as money or food, given to homeless and other financially needy people, the aged, or the inhabitants of a disaster-stricken area; relief.
      1. Food, clothing, or money given to the needy.
      2. A folder or leaflet circulated free of charge.
      3. A sheet or sheets of paper containing topical information, distributed to people attending a speech, lecture, or meeting.
      1. The distribution by the government of relief payments to the unemployed.
      2. A share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given:
      3. One's fate.
      1. To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
      2. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
      3. The act or result of helping; assistance:
    See also:

    help

  4. A person or persons taking over the duties of another

      1. The act or process of replacing or of being replaced; substitution.
      2. One that replaces, especially a person assigned to a vacant military position.
      3. The act of returning each item that has been selected in a subset from a group before making another selection.
    See also:

    substitute

Another word for relief

Noun
  1. The act of bringing succor

  2. Aid

    See also:

    aid

  3. A relieved state of mind

  4. The person or thing that brings relief

      1. A drug or course of medical treatment used to restore health:
      2. Restoration of health; recovery from disease:
      3. Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation:
      1. A chiefly Mediterranean perennial herb (Melissa officinalis) in the mint family, grown for its lemon-scented foliage, which is used as a seasoning or for tea.
      2. Any of several related plants in the mint family, such as the bee balm and the horse balm.
      3. Any of various aromatic resins exuded from several trees and shrubs, especially the balm of Gilead (Commiphora) and related plants in the family Burseraceae.
      1. Of or relating to the layer just beneath the epidermis.
      2. Relating to the hypodermis.
      3. Injected beneath the skin.
      1. A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
      2. Of or causing analgesia.
      1. Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
      2. Relaxing:
      3. A medicine, such as aspirin, that relieves pain.
      1. An agent, such as an analgesic drug, that relieves pain.
      1. A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.
      2. Such a substance as recognized or defined by the US Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
      3. A chemical substance, such as a narcotic or hallucinogen, that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addiction.
      1. Tending or serving to palliate.
      2. Alleviating the symptoms of a disease or disorder, especially one that is terminal, when a cure is not available.
      3. One that palliates, especially a palliative drug or medicine.
      1. To cause to be different:
      2. To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform:
      3. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
      1. The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
      2. A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment:
      3. Something that is distinguished from others of the same kind by a specific characteristic or set of characteristics:
      1. To set right (an undesirable situation, for example); remedy or rectify.
      2. To make amends to:
      3. Satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation.
      1. The science and art of diagnosing and treating disease or injury and maintaining health.
      2. The branch of this science encompassing treatment by drugs, diet, exercise, and other nonsurgical means.
      3. The practice of medicine.
      1. The profession of a nurse.
      2. The tasks or care of a nurse.
      1. Something, such as a drug or a bandage, that is used to treat a symptom, disease, injury, or other condition.
      2. Something that corrects an evil, fault, or error.
      3. The means of obtaining redress of a wrong or enforcement of a right.
      1. A usually short period of rest or relief.
      2. Temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence.
      3. Forbearance or delay, as granted in the payment of a debt.
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
      1. To set free from confinement or bondage:
      2. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
      3. To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
      1. Clothes considered as a group; wearing apparel.
      2. A covering.
      1. Something, especially a structure, that provides cover or protection, as from the weather:
      2. An establishment that provides temporary housing for homeless people.
      3. An establishment that cares for unwanted or stray animals and tries to find owners for them.
      1. Material, usually of plant or animal origin, that contains or consists of essential body nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals, and is ingested and assimilated by an organism to produce energy, stimulate growth, and maintain life.
      2. A specified kind of nourishment:
      3. Nourishment eaten in solid form:
      1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of supply
      2. plural form of supply
      1. The act or process of reinforcing or the state of being reinforced.
      2. Something that reinforces.
      3. Additional personnel or equipment sent to support a military action.
      1. Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation.
      2. A source of comfort or consolation.
      3. To comfort, cheer, or console, as in trouble or sorrow.
      1. The act or an instance of consoling.
      2. The state of being consoled.
      3. One that consoles; a comfort:
      1. The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed.
      2. Refreshment of body or mind; recreation:
      3. A loosening or slackening.
      1. The act or an instance of diverting or turning aside; deviation.
      2. Something that distracts the mind and relaxes or entertains.
      3. A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
    See also:

    aid