Definition of 'relieve'
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No doubt they'll be riding to relieve him with all the men they can scrape together. A TIME OF WAR (2002)Vast and powerfully armoured divisions, miraculously supplied, would appear and drive up from the south to relieve the stricken army. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
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Translations for 'relieve'
British English: relieve /rɪˈliːv/ VERB
If something relieves an unpleasant feeling or situation, it makes it less unpleasant or causes it to disappear completely.
Medication can relieve much of the pain.
- American English: relieve
- Arabic: يُخَفِّفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: aliviar
- Chinese: 减轻
- Croatian: olakšati
- Czech: zmírnit
- Danish: lindre
- Dutch: verlichten
- European Spanish: aliviar
- Finnish: helpottaa
- French: soulager
- German: erleichtern
- Greek: ανακουφίζω
- Italian: alleviare
- Japanese: 安心させる
- Korean: 경감시키다
- Norwegian: lindre
- Polish: ulżyć
- European Portuguese: aliviar
- Romanian: a alina
- Russian: облегчать
- Spanish: aliviar
- Swedish: avhjälpa
- Thai: ผ่อนคลาย
- Turkish: dindirmek acı
- Ukrainian: полегшувати
- Vietnamese: làm dịu đi
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