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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

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

What sense would it make or what would it benfit a physician if he discovered the origin of the diseases but could not cure or alleviate them?
Paracelsus

The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped.
Christiaan Barnard

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
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Alleviate Translations

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

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