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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

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.
Edward VIII

The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.
Patch Adams

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