Definition of Alleviate in English :

Define Alleviate in English

Alleviate meaning in English

Meaning of Alleviate in English

Pronunciation of Alleviate in English

Alleviate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Alleviate in English


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1. alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve

provide physical relief, as from pain

Example Sentences:
'This pill will relieve your headaches'

2. alleviate, ease, facilitate

make easier

Example Sentences:
'you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of alleviate
to make (pain, sorrow, etc) easier to bear; lessen; relieve

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see synonyms of alleviate
verb transitiveWord forms: alˈleviˌated or alˈleviˌating
to make less hard to bear; lighten or relieve (pain, suffering, etc.)
to reduce or decrease
to alleviate poverty

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see synonyms of alleviate
tr.v. al·le·vi·at·ed, al·le·vi·at·ing, al·le·vi·ates
1. To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable: a drug that alleviates cold symptoms. See Synonyms at relieve.
2. To lessen or reduce: alleviate unemployment.

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