HyperDic: relieve

English > 11 senses of the word relieve:
VERBbodyrelieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageprovide physical relief, as from pain
socialrelieve, take overfree someone temporarily from his or her obligations
socialrelieve, exempt, freegrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
emotionrelieve, still, allay, easelessen the intensity of or calm
socialrelieve, salvage, salve, savesave from ruin, destruction, or harm
communicationrelieve, unbosomrelieve oneself of troubling information
bodyrelieve, remedyprovide relief for
possessionrelievefree from a burden, evil, or distress
possessionrelievetake by stealing
communicationrelieve, excuse, let off, exemptgrant exemption or release to
changerelieve, lightenalleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
relieve > pronunciation
Soundsrihliy'v; riyliy'v
Rhymesachieve ... weave: 34 rhymes with iyv...
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningProvide physical relief, as from pain.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This pill will relieve your headaches"
Synonymsalleviate, palliate, assuage
Narrowercomfort, easelessen pain or discomfort
sootheCause to feel better
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, mitigar, paliar, salvar, suavizar
Catalanalleugerir, alleujar, apaivagar, mitigar, salvar, suavitzar
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningFree someone temporarily from his or her obligations.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot relieve Sue
Synonymtake over
Narrowerspellrelieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
Broaderfree, dischargeFree from obligations or duties
Spanisheximir, relevar, salvar
Catalaneximir, rellevar, salvar
Nounsrelievera pitcher who does not start the game
relieversomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 3, social
Meaninggrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsexempt, free
NarrowerderegulateLift the regulations on
derestrictmake free from restrictions
dispensegrant a dispensation
forgiveabsolve from payment
sparesave or relieve from an experience or action
Oppositeenforce, implement, applyensure observance of laws and rules
Spanishexonerar, liberar
Catalanalleugerir, alliberar, deslliurar
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaninglessen the intensity of or calm.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe good news will relieve her
Synonymsstill, allay, ease
NarrowerabreactDischarge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
Broadercomfort, soothe, console, solaceGive moral or emotional strength to
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, aquietar, calmar, disipar, laxar, salvar, tranquilizar
Catalanalleugerir, alleujar, calmar, dissipar, laxar, salvar, tranquil·litzar
Nounsrelievera person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningsave from ruin, destruction, or harm.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymssalvage, salve, save
Broaderrescue, deliverFree from harm or evil
Spanishliberar, rescatar, salvar
Catalansalvar
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningrelieve oneself of troubling information.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey relieve themselves
Synonymunbosom
Broaderconfidereveal in private
Spanishdesahogarse, salvar
Catalansalvar
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 7, body
MeaningProvide relief for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymremedy
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe 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
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishaliviar, remediar
Catalanalleujar, remeiar
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 8, possession
MeaningFree from a burden, evil, or distress.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody of something
Broaderrid, free, disembarrassrelieve from
Spanishaliviar, mitigar, salvar
Catalansalvar
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 9, possession
MeaningTake by stealing.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody of something
ModelThey relieve him of all his money
Example"The thief relieved me of $100"
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishaliviar, quitar, salvar
Catalanalleugerir, salvar
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 10, communication
Meaninggrant exemption or release to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelSam cannot relieve Sue
Synonymsexcuse, let off, exempt
Narrowerfrankexempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
Broaderabsolve, freelet off the hook
Spanishdispensar, excusar, eximir, liberar
Catalandisculpar, dispensar, eximir
English > relieve: 11 senses > verb 11, change
Meaningalleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"relieve the pressure and the stress"
Synonymlighten
Broadermitigatemake less severe or harsh

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