Definition of Relieve in English :

Define Relieve in English

Relieve meaning in English

Meaning of Relieve in English

Pronunciation of Relieve in English

Relieve pronunciation in English

Pronounce Relieve in English

Relieve

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Verb

1. alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve

provide physical relief, as from pain

Example Sentences:
'This pill will relieve your headaches'

2. relieve, take over

free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

3. exempt, free, relieve

grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

Example Sentences:
'She exempted me from the exam'

4. allay, ease, relieve, still

lessen the intensity of or calm

Example Sentences:
'The news eased my conscience'
'still the fears'

5. relieve, salvage, salve, save

save from ruin, destruction, or harm

6. relieve, unbosom

relieve oneself of troubling information

7. relieve, remedy

provide relief for

Example Sentences:
'remedy his illness'

8. relieve

free from a burden, evil, or distress

9. relieve

take by stealing

Example Sentences:
'The thief relieved me of $100'

10. excuse, exempt, let off, relieve

grant exemption or release to

Example Sentences:
'Please excuse me from this class'

11. lighten, relieve

alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive

Example Sentences:
'relieve the pressure and the stress'
'lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Relieve

see synonyms of relieve
verb (transitive)
1. 
to bring alleviation of (pain, distress, etc) to (someone)
2. 
to bring aid or assistance to (someone in need, a disaster area, etc)
3. 
to take over the duties or watch of (someone)
4. 
to bring aid or a relieving force to (a besieged town, city, etc)
5. 
to free (someone) from an obligation
6. 
to make (something) less unpleasant, arduous, or monotonous
7. 
to bring into relief or prominence, as by contrast
8. (foll by of) informal
to take from
the thief relieved him of his watch
9.  relieve oneself

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Relieve

see synonyms of relieve
verb transitiveWord forms: reˈlieved or reˈlieving
1. 
a. 
to ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
b. 
to free (a person) from pain, discomfort, anxiety, etc.
c. 
to restore (a part of the body, the mind, etc.) to well-being
2. 
a. 
to lighten the pressure, stress, weight, etc. on (something)
b. 
to lighten (pressure, stress, etc.)
3. 
a. 
to give aid or assistance to
to relieve the poor
b. 
to bring or send help to
to relieve a besieged city
4. 
a. 
to set free from a burden, obligation, grievance, etc.
b. 
to remove (a burden, etc.)
5. 
a. 
to set free from duty or work by replacing with oneself or another
to relieve a nurse
b.  US, Baseball
to serve as a relief pitcher for (another pitcher)
6. 
to make less tedious, monotonous, etc. by being or providing a pleasing change
7. 
to set off by contrast; make distinct or prominent
verb intransitive US
8.  Baseball
to serve as a relief pitcher

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Relieve

see synonyms of relieve
tr.v. re·lieved, re·liev·ing, re·lieves
1.
a. To cause a lessening or alleviation of: relieved all his symptoms; relieved the tension.
b. To make less tedious, monotonous, or unpleasant: Only one small candle relieved the gloom.
2. To free from pain, anxiety, or distress: I was relieved by the news that they had arrived home safely.
3.
a. To furnish assistance or aid to: relieve the flooded region.
b. To rescue from siege.
4.
a. To release (a person) from an obligation, restriction, or burden.
b. To free from a specified duty by providing or acting as a substitute.
c. Baseball To enter the game as a relief pitcher after (another pitcher).
5. Informal To rob or deprive: Pickpockets relieved him of his money.
6. Archaic To make prominent or effective by contrast; set off.

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