Synonyms of relieve in English:

relieve


See definition of relieve

verb

1‘a battery-powered device which helps relieve pain’

SYNONYMS

alleviate, mitigate, assuage, allay, soothe, soften, palliate, appease, ease, dull, reduce, lessen, diminish

ANTONYMS

aggravate

2‘his studies helped to relieve the boredom’

SYNONYMS

counteract, reduce, alleviate, mitigate, brighten, lighten, sweeten, bring respite to, make something bearable

interrupt, punctuate, vary, break up, stop, bring an end to, cure, dispel

prevent

ANTONYMS

exacerbate, emphasize

3‘there was no shortage of helpers to relieve us for breaks’

SYNONYMS

replace, take over from, take the place of, stand in for, act as stand-in for, fill in for, substitute for, act as a substitute for, deputize for, be a proxy for, cover for, provide cover for, act as locum for, hold the fort for, do something in someone's place, do something in someone's stead

4‘this relieves the teacher of a heavy load of formal teaching’

SYNONYMS

free from, free of, set free from, release from, liberate from, exempt from, excuse from, absolve from, let off, extricate from, discharge from, unburden of, disburden of, disencumber of

deliver from, rescue from, save from

rare disembarrass of

ANTONYMS

put an extra burden on


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