Results for relieve

Definitions of relieve:

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: verb

To set free in whole or in part, as from any pain of body or distress of mind; to mitigate; to alleviate; to help; to succour; to release, as from a post or duty.

part of speech: verb transitive

To free from pain, suffering, grief, etc.; as, to relieve an anxious mind; give comfort or aid to; as, to relieve the needy; reduce in severity; lessen; as, to relieve anxiety; to free from a post of duty; as, to relieve a patrol; make less grave or gloomy; light up; as, a little pleausre relieves the monotony of work; bring out by contrast; as, a touch of red will relieve the black.

part of speech: verb transitive

To remove from that which weighs down or depresses: to lessen: to ease: to help: to release: ( fine art) to set off by contrast: ( law) to redress.

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