What does alleviate mean?

Definitions for alleviateəˈli viˌeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alleviate.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alleviate

    al-lēv′i-āt, v.t. to make light: to mitigate.—ns. Alleviā′tion; Allev′iātor. [L. ad, levis, light.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alleviate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alleviate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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