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Definition of Relieve

Babylon English

ease, alleviate; offer assistance; release, liberate
Relieve Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
subvenio, relevo, lenio, subvenio
levo
Relieve Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To raise up something in; to introduce a contrast or variety into; to remove the monotony or sameness of.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast.
  
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relieve
\re*lieve"\ (r?-l?v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. relieved (-l?vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. relieving.] [oe. releven, f. relever to raise again, discharge, relieve, fr. l. relevare to lift up, raise, make light, relieve; pref. re- re- + levare to raise, fr. levis light. see levity, and cf. relevant, relief.]
1. to lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise. [obs.]
2. to cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast. her tall figure relieved against the blue sky; seemed almost of supernatural height. w. scott.
3. to raise up something in; to introduce a contrast or variety into; to remove the monotony or sameness of. the poet must sometimes relieve the subject with a moral reflection.
4. to raise or remove, as anything which depresses, weighs down, or crushes; to render less burdensome or afflicting; to allevate; 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. now lend assistance and relieve the poor.
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. who hath relieved you?
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.


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WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
(synonym) alleviate, palliate, assuage
(hypernym) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
(hyponym) soothe
2. free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
(synonym) take over
(hypernym) free, discharge
(derivation) stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in
3. grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
(synonym) exempt, free
(hyponym) derestrict
4. lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
(synonym) still, allay, ease
(hypernym) comfort, soothe, console, solace
(hyponym) abreact
(derivation) reliever, allayer, comforter
5. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
(synonym) salvage, salve, save
(hypernym) rescue, deliver
6. relieve oneself of troubling information
(synonym) unbosom
(hypernym) confide
7. alleviate or remove; "relieve the pressure and the stress"
(hypernym) mitigate
8. provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
(synonym) remedy
(hypernym) treat, care for
(classification) medicine, practice of medicine
9. free from a burden, evil, or distress
(hypernym) rid, free, disembarrass
10. take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"
(hypernym) take
11. grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
(synonym) excuse, let off, exempt
(hypernym) absolve, justify, free
(hyponym) frank
Relieve Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
To remove, by grinding, the small lip of metal between the valve seat area and the cylinder and removing any other metal deemed necessary to improve the flow of fuel mixture into the cylinders. Porting is generally done at the same time.
Relieve Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A relief is a sculpture where a modelled form projects from a flat background.

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Relieve Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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