Synonyms of relieve


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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Definition and meaning of relieve (Dictionary)