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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

Try to help others. Consult their weaknesses, relieve their maladies; strive to raise them up, and by so doing you will most effectually raise yourself up also.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot

I take the view that anything you can do to relieve suffering or improve human health will usually be widely accepted by the public - that is to say, if cloning actually turned out to be solving some problems and was useful to people, I think it would be accepted.
John Gurdon

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
Horace Mann

Spiraling demand for resources of which our world contains a finite supply is the great long-term threat posed by globalisation. That is why we need new technology to relieve it.
Peter Thiel
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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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