Synonyms for relieve

Synonyms for (verb) relieve

Synonyms: relieve, palliate, assuage, alleviate

Definition: provide physical relief, as from pain

Usage: This pill will relieve your headaches

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: relieve, remedy

Definition: provide relief for

Usage: remedy his illness

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics


Synonyms: lighten, relieve

Definition: alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive

Usage: relieve the pressure and the stress; lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents

Similar words: mitigate

Definition: make less severe or harsh

Usage: mitigating circumstances


Synonyms: excuse, exempt, relieve, let off

Definition: grant exemption or release to

Usage: Please excuse me from this class

Similar words: free, justify, absolve

Definition: let off the hook

Usage: I absolve you from this responsibility


Synonyms: relieve, unbosom

Definition: relieve oneself of troubling information

Similar words: confide

Definition: reveal in private; tell confidentially


Synonyms: ease, relieve, allay, still

Definition: lessen the intensity of or calm

Usage: The news eased my conscience; still the fears

Similar words: console, solace, soothe, comfort

Definition: give moral or emotional strength to


Synonyms: relieve

Definition: take by stealing

Usage: The thief relieved me of $100

Similar words: take

Definition: take by force

Usage: Hitler took the Baltic Republics; The army took the fort on the hill


Synonyms: relieve

Definition: free from a burden, evil, or distress

Similar words: disembarrass, rid, free

Definition: relieve from

Usage: Rid the house of pests


Synonyms: relieve, take over

Definition: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

Similar words: discharge, free

Definition: free from obligations or duties


Synonyms: salvage, salve, save, relieve

Definition: save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Similar words: rescue, deliver

Definition: free from harm or evil