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Definition of 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

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

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

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

Ignoring negative things that need to be changed is destructive and does nothing to alleviate negativity. Instead, we should focus on the way we're treating other people in our brief interactions with them.
Tom Rath

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
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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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