What does alleviate mean?

Definitions for alleviate
əˈli viˌeɪtal·le·vi·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageverb

    provide physical relief, as from pain

    "This pill will relieve your headaches"

  2. facilitate, ease, alleviateverb

    make easier

    "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

Wiktionary

  1. alleviateverb

    To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alleviateverb

    to lighten or lessen the force or weight of

  2. Alleviateverb

    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. Alleviateverb

    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.]

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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

Examples of alleviate in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Castro:

    Even a good monsoon will not alleviate much the large shortfalls in reservoir storage here in the Colorado River Basin, as stream flow is mostly dependent on winter snow pack in the upper portion of Colorado River Basin.

  2. Tryon Edwards:

    To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.

  3. Mayor Wang Anshun:

    We are prepared to reduce the use of coal, alleviate pollution caused by traffic, extend the use of new energy vehicles and ask more polluting plants to move out of Beijing, we promise the air quality will meet World Health Organisation standards by the start of the winter of 2022.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Social and safety net programs are the most difficult of all public service activities to calculate proper funding; governments fund these programs to temporarily alleviate a problem; a more appropriate funding rationale would be to eradicate the circumstances creating the problem.

  5. Luz Claudio:

    There is not any way that parents can be sure whether the teethers that they buy have parabens or not, for my daughter, I used shaved ice or frozen fruits to alleviate teething pain.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. aculeate
    • B. defiant
    • C. epidemic
    • D. soft-witted

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