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Definition of Alleviate

Alleviate

  1. To lighten or lessen the force or weight of.
  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.
  3. To extenuate; to palliate.

Alleviate Quotations

For me, an area of moral clarity is: you're in front of someone who's suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.
Paul Farmer

We can alleviate physical pain, but mental pain - grief, despair, depression, dementia - is less accessible to treatment. It's connected to who we are - our personality, our character, our soul, if you like.
Richard Eyre

Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering. Surely, by working together we can harness its life-giving potential.
Nancy Reagan

Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.
Ziggy Marley

The workers of the nation were tired of waiting for corporate industry to right their economic wrongs, to alleviate their social agony and to grant them their political rights. Despairing of fair treatment, they resolved to do something for themselves.
John L. Lewis
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Alleviate Translations

alleviate in German is alleviate, lindern, mildern
alleviate in Latin is relevo
alleviate in Swedish is lindra, mildra