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Engelsk navneord: relief

1. relief (om fornemmelse) the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAs he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)alleviation, assuagement

Mindre specifikke termercomfort

2. relief (om tilstand) the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe enjoyed his relief from responsibility.
Getting it off his conscience gave him some ease.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ease

Mindre specifikke termercomfort, comfortableness

Mere specifikke termerreprieve, respite

3. relief (om forhold) (law) redress awarded by a court

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWas the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?.

Mindre specifikke termeramends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution

Overordnet emneområdejurisprudence, law

4. relief (om person) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes.
We need extra employees for summer fill-ins.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)backup, backup man, fill-in, reliever, stand-in, substitute

Mindre specifikke termercompeer, equal, match, peer

Mere specifikke termeralternate, double, locum, locum tenens, replacement, stunt man, stunt woman, surrogate

5. relief (om handling) assistance in time of difficulty

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe contributions provided some relief for the victims.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ministration, succor, succour

Mindre specifikke termeraid, assist, assistance, help

Mere specifikke termercomfort, consolation, mercy, solace

6. relief (om tid) a pause for relaxation

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPeople actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)respite, rest, rest period

Mindre specifikke termerbreak, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

Mere specifikke termerbreath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time

7. relief (om begivenhed) a change for the better

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)easing, moderation

Mindre specifikke termeralteration, change, modification

Mere specifikke termerbreath of fresh air, disembarrassment

8. relief (om handling) aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe has been on relief for many years.

Mindre specifikke termerpublic assistance, social welfare, welfare

9. relief (om handling) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)alleviation, easement, easing

Mindre specifikke termerdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

Mere specifikke termerdecompressing, decompression, detente, liberalisation, liberalization, palliation, relaxation, spasmolysis

10. relief (om genstand) sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)embossment, relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief

Mindre specifikke termersculpture

Mere specifikke termeralto relievo, alto rilievo, bas relief, basso relievo, basso rilievo, half-relief, high relief, low relief, mezzo-relievo, mezzo-rilievo

11. relief (om handling) the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta.

Mindre specifikke termerfreeing, liberation, release

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