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Definition of Relieve

Relieve

  1. To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise.
  2. To cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast.
  3. To raise up something in; to introduce a contrast or variety into; to remove the monotony or sameness of.
  4. To raise or remove, as anything which depresses, weighs down, or crushes; to render less burdensome or afflicting; to alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; to lessen; as, to relieve pain; to relieve the wants of the poor.
  5. To free, wholly or partly, from any burden, trial, evil, distress, or the like; to give ease, comfort, or consolation to; to give aid, help, or succor to; to support, strengthen, or deliver; as, to relieve a besieged town.
  6. To release from a post, station, or duty; to put another in place of, or to take the place of, in the bearing of any burden, or discharge of any duty.
  7. To ease of any imposition, burden, wrong, or oppression, by judicial or legislative interposition, as by the removal of a grievance, by indemnification for losses, or the like; to right.

Relieve Quotations

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant

True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it.
Daniel Goleman

There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
Mickey Hart

Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome; other studies also suggest benefit for other populations.
Andrew Weil

Visit those who are sick, or who are in trouble, especially those whom God has made needy by age, or by other sickness, as the feeble, the blind, and the lame who are in poverty. These you shall relieve with your goods after your power and after their need, for thus biddeth the Gospel.
John Wycliffe
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Relieve Translations

relieve in French is pallier
relieve in German is erleichtern, befreien, erleichtern
relieve in Italian is mitigare, agevolare
relieve in Latin is subvenio, relevo, lenio, subvenio
relieve in Spanish is aliviar, desahogar, deducir, relevar
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