- Provide physical relief, as from pain.
- usage: "This pill will relieve your headaches"
- Free someone temporarily from his or her obligations.
- synonyms: take over
- Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to.
- usage: "She exempted me from the exam"
- Lessen the intensity of or calm.
- usage: "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
- Save from ruin, destruction, or harm.
- Relieve oneself of troubling information.
- synonyms: unbosom
- Provide relief for.
- usage: "remedy his illness"
- synonyms: remedy
- Free from a burden, evil, or distress.
- Take by stealing.
- usage: "The thief relieved me of $100"
- Grant exemption or release to.
- usage: "Please excuse me from this class"
- Alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive.
- usage: "relieve the pressure and the stress"; "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"
- synonyms: lighten
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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