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English verb: relieve

1. relieve (body) provide physical relief, as from pain


SamplesThis pill will relieve your headaches.


Synonymsalleviate, assuage, palliate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)comfort, ease, soothe

2. relieve (social) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations


ExamplesSam cannot relieve Sue


Synonymstake over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discharge, free


Narrower (hyponym)spell

3. relieve (social) grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to


SamplesShe exempted me from the exam.


Synonymsexempt, free


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Narrower (hyponym)deregulate, derestrict, dispense, forgive, spare


Antonymsenforce, implement, apply

4. relieve (emotion) lessen the intensity of or calm


SamplesThe news eased my conscience.
Still the fears.


ExamplesThe good news will relieve her


Synonymsallay, ease, still


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)comfort, console, solace, soothe


Narrower (hyponym)abreact

5. relieve (social) save from ruin, destruction, or harm


Synonymssalvage, salve, save


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deliver, rescue

6. relieve (communication) relieve oneself of troubling information


ExamplesThey relieve themselves


Synonymsunbosom


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confide

7. relieve (body) provide relief for


SamplesRemedy his illness.


Synonymsremedy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

8. relieve (possession) free from a burden, evil, or distress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)disembarrass, free, rid

9. relieve (possession) take by stealing


SamplesThe thief relieved me of $100.


ExamplesThey relieve him of all his money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)take

10. relieve (communication) grant exemption or release to


SamplesPlease excuse me from this class.


ExamplesSam cannot relieve Sue


Synonymsexcuse, exempt, let off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)absolve, free, justify


Narrower (hyponym)frank

11. relieve (change) alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive


SamplesRelieve the pressure and the stress.
Lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents.


Synonymslighten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mitigate









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