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Definitions and Synonyms of relieve | Another word for relieve | What is relieve?

Definition 1: provide physical relief, as from pain - [verb of body]

Samples where relieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This pill will relieve your headaches

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(relieve is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of relieve ) cause to feel better

"the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"

(... is a kind of relieve ) lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

"ease the pain in your legs"

Definition 2: provide relief for - [verb of body]

Samples where relieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • remedy his illness

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(relieve is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

(relieve belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 3: alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive - [verb of change]

Samples where relieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • relieve the pressure and the stress
  • lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(relieve is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh

"mitigating circumstances"

Definition 4: relieve oneself of troubling information - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(relieve is a kind of ...) reveal in private; tell confidentially

Definition 5: grant exemption or release to - [verb of communication]

Samples where relieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please excuse me from this class

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(relieve is a kind of ...) let off the hook

"I absolve you from this responsibility"

(... is a kind of relieve ) exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

Definition 6: lessen the intensity of or calm - [verb of emotion]

Samples where relieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news eased my conscience
  • still the fears

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(relieve is a kind of ...) give moral or emotional strength to

(... is a kind of relieve ) discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

Definition 7: take by stealing - [verb of possession]

Samples where relieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thief relieved me of $100

(relieve is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

Definition 8: free from a burden, evil, or distress - [verb of possession]

(relieve is a kind of ...) relieve from

"Rid the house of pests"

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(relieve is a kind of ...) free from harm or evil

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(relieve is a kind of ...) free from obligations or duties

(... is a kind of relieve ) relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn

"She spelled her husband at the wheel"

Samples where relieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She exempted me from the exam

Synonyms for relieve in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of relieve ) make free from restrictions

(... is a kind of relieve ) lift the regulations on

(... is a kind of relieve ) grant a dispensation; grant an exemption

"I was dispensed from this terrible task"

(... is a kind of relieve ) absolve from payment

"I forgive you your debt"

(... is a kind of relieve ) save or relieve from an experience or action

"I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"

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