Definitions for alleviateəˈli viˌeɪt

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  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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


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