Definitions for alleviateəˈli viˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•le•vi•ateəˈli viˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate:

    to alleviate pain.

Origin of alleviate:

1425–75; < LL alleviātus, ptp. of alleviāre to lighten


Princeton's WordNet

  1. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage(verb)

    provide physical relief, as from pain

    "This pill will relieve your headaches"

  2. facilitate, ease, alleviate(verb)

    make easier

    "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"


  1. alleviate(Verb)

    To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.

    Alcohol is often a cheap tool to alleviate the stress of a hard day.

  2. Origin: From alleviatus, past participle of alleviare (ad- + levis).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alleviate(verb)

    to lighten or lessen the force or weight of

  2. Alleviate(verb)

    to lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; -- opposed to aggravate

  3. Alleviate(verb)

    to extenuate; to palliate

Translations for alleviate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make an improvement by lessening (pain etc)

The drugs will alleviate the pain.

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