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1. relieve

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • irritate
  • uglify
  • break
  • deprive

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word relieve


1. Verb, base form
Chrysanthemum tea is anti-inflammatory, and can help to relieve inflammation in the body.

Quotes containing the word relieve


1. Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time.
- Hattie McDaniel

2. The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
- Ulysses S. Grant

3. God will judge us, Mr. Harris, by--by what we did to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings. I don't think God cares what doctrine we embrace.
- Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

2. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] free someone temporarily from his or her obligations.

Synonyms

  • discharge
  • spell
  • take over

Antonyms

  • noisy
  • running
  • sparkling
  • take

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

3. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to.

Synonyms

  • free
  • spare
  • exempt
  • derestrict
  • forgive
  • deregulate

Antonyms

  • enforce
  • regulate
  • unfree
  • invest

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

4. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] lessen the intensity of or calm.

Synonyms

  • allay
  • comfort
  • solace
  • soothe
  • still
  • ease
  • abreact

Antonyms

  • activity
  • difficult
  • difficulty
  • effortfulness

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

5. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] provide relief for.

Synonyms

  • remedy
  • care for

Antonyms

  • deteriorate
  • worse
  • inferior

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

6. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] relieve oneself of troubling information.

Synonyms

  • confide

Antonyms

  • discomfort
  • uncomfortable

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

7. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] save from ruin, destruction, or harm.

Synonyms

  • save
  • salve
  • deliver
  • salvage

Antonyms

  • restricted
  • restrained
  • dependent
  • confined

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

8. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] grant exemption or release to.

Synonyms

  • free
  • let off
  • exempt
  • frank
  • excuse
  • absolve

Antonyms

  • minor
  • falsify
  • agitate
  • abstain

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

9. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive.

Synonyms

  • mitigate

Antonyms

  • badness
  • bad

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)

10. relieve

verb. ['rɪˈliːv, riːˈliːv'] take by stealing.

Antonyms

  • unnaturalness

Etymology

  • relever (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • relevo (Latin)
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