Definitions of relieve

  1. To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise.
  2. To cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast.
  3. To raise up something in; to introduce a contrast or variety into; to remove the monotony or sameness of.
  4. To free, wholly or partly, from any burden, trial, evil, distress, or the like; to give ease, comfort, or consolation to; to give aid, help, or succor to; to support, strengthen, or deliver; as, to relieve a besieged town.
  5. To release from a post, station, or duty; to put another in place of, or to take the place of, in the bearing of any burden, or discharge of any duty.
  6. To ease of any imposition, burden, wrong, or oppression, by judicial or legislative interposition, as by the removal of a grievance, by indemnification for losses, or the like; to right.
  7. To free from pain, suffering, grief, etc.; as, to relieve an anxious mind; give comfort or aid to; as, to relieve the needy; reduce in severity; lessen; as, to relieve anxiety; to free from a post of duty; as, to relieve a patrol; make less grave or gloomy; light up; as, a little pleausre relieves the monotony of work; bring out by contrast; as, a touch of red will relieve the black.
  8. To remove from that which weighs down or depresses: to lessen: to ease: to help: to release: ( fine art) to set off by contrast: ( law) to redress.
  9. To ease; succor; release; bring forward; set off.
  10. To alleviate; lessen; soften; lighten.
  11. To bring out into relief from a surface.
  12. ( 1) To reenforce. ( 2) To releasc, as a sentinel, by substitution.
  13. provide physical relief, as from pain; " This pill will relieve your headaches"
  14. grant exemption or release to; " Please excuse me from this class"
  15. provide relief for; " remedy his illness"
  16. alleviate or remove; " relieve the pressure and the stress"
  17. take by stealing; " The thief relieved me of $ 100"
  18. free from a burden, evil, or distress
  19. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  20. To set free from pain, grief, & c.; to ease; to alleviate; to release from a post of duty; to mitigate; to assist.
  21. To set free in whole or in part, as from any pain of body or distress of mind; to mitigate; to alleviate; to help; to succour; to release, as from a post or duty.
  22. Relievable.
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