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Overview of verb relieve

The verb relieve has 11 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (9) relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage

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

2. (4) take over, relieve

(free someone temporarily from his or her obligations)

3. (2) exempt, relieve, free

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

4. (2) still, allay, relieve, ease

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

5. (1) salvage, salve, relieve, save

(save from ruin, destruction, or harm)

6. (1) unbosom, relieve

(relieve oneself of troubling information)

7. (1) remedy, relieve

(provide relief for; "remedy his illness")

8. relieve

(free from a burden, evil, or distress)

9. relieve

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

10. excuse, relieve, let off, exempt

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

11. relieve, lighten

(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")

Overview of adj relieved

The adj relieved has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) alleviated, eased, relieved

((of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear)

2. jutting, projected, projecting, protruding, relieved, sticking, sticking out

(extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary; "the jutting limb of a tree"; "massive projected buttresses"; "his protruding ribs"; "a pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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