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  Words related to relieve

Related / Similar Words: alleviate, palliate, assuage, remedy, excuse, let off, exempt, unbosom, still, allay, ease, take over, salvage, salve, save, free

 

Definition:
  • provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches";
  • provide relief for; "remedy his illness";
  • alleviate or remove; "relieve the pressure and the stress";
  • grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class";
  • relieve oneself of troubling information;
  • lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears";
  • take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100";
  • free from a burden, evil, or distress;
  • free someone temporarily from his or her obligations;
  • save from ruin, destruction, or harm;
  • grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam";

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    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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