Definitions for relieve

Definitions for (verb) relieve

Main entry: relieve, palliate, assuage, alleviate

Definition: provide physical relief, as from pain

Usage: This pill will relieve your headaches

Main entry: relieve, remedy

Definition: provide relief for

Usage: remedy his illness

Main entry: lighten, relieve

Definition: 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

Main entry: excuse, exempt, relieve, let off

Definition: grant exemption or release to

Usage: Please excuse me from this class

Main entry: relieve, unbosom

Definition: relieve oneself of troubling information

Main entry: ease, relieve, allay, still

Definition: lessen the intensity of or calm

Usage: The news eased my conscience; still the fears

Main entry: relieve

Definition: take by stealing

Usage: The thief relieved me of $100

Main entry: relieve

Definition: free from a burden, evil, or distress

Main entry: relieve, take over

Definition: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

Main entry: salvage, salve, save, relieve

Definition: save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Main entry: relieve, exempt, free

Definition: grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

Usage: She exempted me from the exam

Visual thesaurus for relieve