Re`lieve´   Pronunciation: r?-l?v´
v. t.1.To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise.
[imp. & p. p. Relieved (-l?vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Relieving.]
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.
The poet must . . . sometimes relieve the subject with a moral reflection.
- Addison.
4.To raise or remove, as anything which depresses, weighs down, or crushes; to render less burdensome or afflicting; to alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; to lessen; as, to relieve pain; to relieve the wants of the poor.
5.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.
Now lend assistance and relieve the poor.
- Dryden.
6.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.
Who hath relieved you?
- Shak.
7.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.
Verb1.relieve - provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
2.relieve - free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
Synonyms: take over
3.relieve - grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
Synonyms: exempt, free
4.relieve - lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
Synonyms: allay, still, ease
5.relieve - save from ruin, destruction, or harm
Synonyms: salvage, salve, save
6.relieve - relieve oneself of troubling information
Synonyms: unbosom
7.relieve - alleviate or remove; "relieve the pressure and the stress"
8.relieve - provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
Synonyms: remedy
9.relieve - free from a burden, evil, or distress
10.relieve - take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"
11.relieve - grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
Synonyms: let off, excuse, exempt
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relief map
relief pitcher
relief printing
relief valve
-- Relieve --
relieve oneself
Relieving arch
Relieving tackle
religion of CHI
Religion of humanity
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