Definition of 'relieve'

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Example sentences containing 'relieve'

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No doubt they'll be riding to relieve him with all the men they can scrape together. Kerr, Katharine 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. Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)It is simple enough; it may relieve much suffering from the dust cough. Ursula K. Le Guin THE DISPOSSESSED (2002)

Synonyms of 'relieve'

take over from, substitute for, stand in for, take the place of

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In Common Usage. relieve is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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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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