Found 3 items, similar to relieve.
English → Indonesian
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English → English
v 1: provide physical relief, as from pain; “This pill will
relieve your headaches”
2: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations [syn: take over
3: grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to;
“She exempted me from the exam”
4: lessen the intensity of or calm; “The news eased my
; “still the fears”
5: save from ruin, destruction, or harm [syn: salvage
6: relieve oneself of troubling information [syn: unbosom
7: alleviate or remove; “relieve the pressure and the stress”
8: provide relief for; “remedy his illness”
9: free from a burden, evil, or distress
10: take by stealing; “The thief relieved me of $100”
11: grant exemption or release to; “Please excuse me from this
, let off
English → English
(r?-l?v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relieved
(-l?vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Relieving
.] [OE. releven, F.
relever to raise again, discharge, relieve, fr. L. relevare
to lift up, raise, make light, relieve; pref. re- re- +
levare to raise, fr. levis light. See Levity
, and cf.
1. To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to
cause to rise. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
2. To cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give
prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast.
Her tall figure relieved against the blue sky;
seemed almost of supernatural height. --Sir W.
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
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.
Syn: To alleviate; assuage; succor; assist; aid; help;
support; substain; ease; mitigate; lighten; diminish;
remove; free; remedy; redress; indemnify.