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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Alleviate (0.00888 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Alleviate.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: alleviate mempergampang, mengentengkan, meredakan, meringankan
English → English (WordNet) Definition: alleviate alleviate v 1: provide physical relief, as from pain; “This pill will relieve your headaches” [syn: relieve, palliate, assuage] 2: make easier; “you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge” [syn: facilitate, ease]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Alleviate Alleviate \Al*le"vi*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alleviated; p. pr. & vb. n. Alleviating.] [LL. alleviare, fr. L. ad + levis light. See Alegge, Levity.] 1. To lighten or lessen the force or weight of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Should no others join capable to alleviate the expense. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] Those large bladders . . . conduce much to the alleviating of the body [of flying birds]. --Ray. [1913 Webster] 2. To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc.; -- opposed to aggravate. [1913 Webster] The calamity of the want of the sense of hearing is much alleviated by giving the use of letters. --Bp. Horsley. [1913 Webster] 3. To extenuate; to palliate. [R.] [1913 Webster] He alleviates his fault by an excuse. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] Syn: To lessen; diminish; soften; mitigate; assuage; abate; relieve; nullify; allay. Usage: To Alleviate, Mitigate, Assuage, Allay. These words have in common the idea of relief from some painful state; and being all figurative, they differ in their application, according to the image under which this idea is presented. Alleviate supposes a load which is lightened or taken off; as, to alleviate one's cares. Mitigate supposes something fierce which is made mild; as, to mitigate one's anguish. Assuage supposes something violent which is quieted; as, to assuage one's sorrow. Allay supposes something previously excited, but now brought down; as, to allay one's suffering or one's thirst. To alleviate the distresses of life; to mitigate the fierceness of passion or the violence of grief; to assuage angry feeling; to allay wounded sensibility. [1913 Webster]


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