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KK Pronunciation

〔 rI`liv 〕


〔 riˋli:v 〕

Overview of verb relieve

The verb relieve has 11 senses

  • relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage -- (provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches")

  • take over, relieve -- (free someone temporarily from his or her obligations)

  • exempt, relieve, free -- (grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam")

  • still, allay, relieve, ease -- (lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears")

  • salvage, salve, relieve, save -- (save from ruin, destruction, or harm)

  • unbosom, relieve -- (relieve oneself of troubling information)

  • remedy, relieve -- (provide relief for; "remedy his illness")

  • relieve -- (free from a burden, evil, or distress)

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

  • excuse, relieve, let off, exempt -- (grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class")

  • 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")