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Synonyms for relieve

Verb

1. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
usage: provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
2. take over, relieve, free, discharge
usage: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
3. exempt, relieve, free
usage: grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
4. still, allay, relieve, ease, comfort, soothe, console, solace
usage: lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
5. salvage, salve, relieve, save, rescue, deliver
usage: save from ruin, destruction, or harm
6. unbosom, relieve, confide
usage: relieve oneself of troubling information
7. remedy, relieve, treat, care for
usage: provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
8. relieve, rid, free, disembarrass
usage: free from a burden, evil, or distress
9. relieve, take
usage: take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"
10. excuse, relieve, let off, exempt, absolve, justify, free
usage: grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
11. relieve, lighten, mitigate
usage: 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"
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