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re·lieve

relieve

 
 
pronunciation:
rih liv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: relieves, relieving, relieved
definition 1: to make less painful or troubling; ease.
Hot tea will relieve your sore throat.She relieved my worries about the exam.
synonyms:
soothe
antonyms:
aggravate, intensify
similar words:
comfort, ease, lighten, remedy, treat
definition 2: to free from fear, worry, need, or poverty.
It relieves me to hear that you are all right.
synonyms:
cure, deliver, ease, liberate
antonyms:
alarm, burden, distress
similar words:
appease, heal, save
definition 3: to take over the work of.
At noon, a new crew will relieve the morning workers.
synonyms:
spell
similar words:
replace, substitute for
derivations: relievable (adj.), relievedly (adv.), reliever (n.)
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The word relieve contains the following part:
lev, liev Latin root that means light (in weight)
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