1. alleviate

verb. ['əˈliːviːˌeɪt'] provide physical relief, as from pain.


  • palliate
  • better
  • amend
  • assuage
  • improve
  • meliorate
  • comfort
  • soothe
  • ease
  • ameliorate


  • irritate
  • restrict
  • enforce
  • regulate

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Rhymes with Alleviate

  • abbreviate
  • deviate

How do you pronounce alleviate?

Pronounce alleviate as əˈliviˌeɪt.

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How do you spell alleviate? Is it alliviate ?

A common misspelling of alleviate is alliviate

Sentences with alleviate

1. Verb, base form
There are a number of things you can do at home to alleviate sinus pressure before you do cardio:

Quotes about alleviate

1. The problem is acceptance, which is something we're taught not to do. We're taught to improve uncomfortable situations, to change things, alleviate unpleasant feelings. But if you accept the reality that you have been given- that you are not in a productive creative period- you free yourself to begin filling up again.
- Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

2. As life in general constituted much pain in the form of struggles against poverty, disease, ignorance, and emotional anguish, what more civilized way for people to alleviate the same than by giving themselves to one another as brothers and sisters in deed as well as in word? A society of people hoping to become politically superior needed first to become spiritually valid.
- Aberjhani, The Wisdom of W.E.B. DuBois

2. alleviate

verb. ['əˈliːviːˌeɪt'] make easier.


  • aid
  • facilitate
  • assist
  • ease


  • uglify
  • break
  • deprive
  • get worse