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  Definition of Relieve
  1. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
  2. provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
  3. alleviate or remove; "relieve the pressure and the stress"
  4. grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
  5. relieve oneself of troubling information
  6. lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
  7. take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"
  8. free from a burden, evil, or distress
  9. free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
  10. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  11. grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
Similar Words: alleviate, palliate, assuage, remedy, excuse, let off, exempt, unbosom, still, allay, ease, take over, salvage, salve, save, free

 

Hyponyms: soothe, comfort, ease, frank, abreact, derestrict, deregulate, dispense, forgive, spare

 

Derivational Morphology: relief, alleviation, assuagement, palliation, easing, easement, alleviator, palliative, alleviant, remedy, curative, cure, excuse, ease, reliever, allayer, comforter, hush, stillness, still, stand-in, substitute, backup, backup man, fill-in, relief pitcher, fireman, rescuer, recoverer, saver, salvation, salvage, salvager, salvor, exemption, freedom

 

 
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