Dictionary Results for relieve

1. relieve - verb

· provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"

Synonym(s): alleviate, palliate, assuage

Hypernym(s): better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

2. relieve - verb

· free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

Synonym(s): take_over

Hypernym(s): free, discharge

3. relieve - verb

· grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"

Synonym(s): exempt, free

4. relieve - verb

· lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"

Synonym(s): still, allay, ease

Hypernym(s): comfort, soothe, console, solace

5. relieve - verb

· save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Synonym(s): salvage, salve, save

Hypernym(s): rescue, deliver

6. relieve - verb

· relieve oneself of troubling information

Synonym(s): unbosom

Hypernym(s): confide

7. relieve - verb

· provide relief for; "remedy his illness"

Synonym(s): remedy

Hypernym(s): treat, care_for

8. relieve - verb

· free from a burden, evil, or distress

Hypernym(s): rid, free, disembarrass

9. relieve - verb

· take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"

Hypernym(s): take

10. relieve - verb

· grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"

Synonym(s): excuse, let_off, exempt

Hypernym(s): absolve, free

11. relieve - verb

· alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive; "relieve the pressure and the stress"; "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"

Synonym(s): lighten

Hypernym(s): mitigate

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