What does alleviate mean?

Definitions for alleviate
əˈli viˌeɪtal·le·vi·ate

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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.

    Etymology: 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.]

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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. John C. Dvorak:

    In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.

  2. Shine Lawyers:

    Mr. Taylor asked the cabin crew on numerous occasions if he could sit in another passenger’s seat, or sit on one of the crew seats, or sit in the aisle or even to sit on the toilet seat to alleviate the pain and discomfort that he was suffering from.

  3. 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.

  4. General Motors:

    This collaboration and future build-out will help alleviate issues with customers' range anxiety by leveraging GM and Bechtel's scale, flexibility and proprietary data to provide chargers in locations convenient to EV customers.

  5. Deutsche Bank economist Philip Odonaghoe:

    A 'Trans-Tasman travel bubble' would likely go a long way to alleviate the negative virus impact on New Zealand's tourism trade.

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