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relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageverb
provide physical relief, as from pain
"This pill will relieve your headaches"
facilitate, ease, alleviateverb
"you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: allevo, Lat.
Most of the distempers are the effects of abused plenty and luxury, and must not be charged upon our Maker; who, notwithstanding, hath provided excellent medicines, to alleviate those evils which we bring upon ourselves. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
Pitfalls is the sixth studio album by Norwegian progressive metal band Leprous, released on 25 October 2019 via Inside Out Music and preceded by the singles "Below", "Alleviate", and "Distant Bells". It was recorded over six months at Ghostward Studios. A cellist, violinist, and classical choir were recruited for the production. Most of the songs were written and composed by Leprous vocalist Einar Solberg. A majority of critics approved of the album, bestowing particular esteem on the singing as well as the songs "Below", "Observe the Train", "At the Bottom", and "The Sky Is Red". Solberg's creative control was for some a point of contention. Pitfalls charted higher than its predecessor Malina in the Wallonia region of Belgium, Finland, France, the UK (rock and metal releases), and Top Heatseekers in the US.
to lighten or lessen the force or weight of
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
to extenuate; to palliate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al-lēv′i-āt, v.t. to make light: to mitigate.—ns. Alleviā′tion; Allev′iātor. [L. ad, levis, light.]
The numerical value of alleviate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of alleviate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of alleviate in a Sentence
We join with people around the world in praying for God's protection for persecuted Christians and those of other faiths, as well as for those brave men and women engaged in our military, diplomatic, and humanitarian efforts to alleviate their suffering and restore stability, security, and hope to their nations, in some areas of the Middle East where church bells have rung for centuries on Christmas Day, this year they will be silent; this silence bears tragic witness to the brutal atrocities committed against these communities by ISIL.
The academics believe that there is no room for ambiguity across the Taiwan Strait, and suggests the government maintain its current policy position, strive to participate in the WHO and show goodwill to mainland Chinese suffering from the virus, additionally, minor incidents which could touch off a war across the Taiwan Strait should be avoided, that could become a pressure release point for the Chinese Communists to alleviate internal pressure.
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.
Buying a specific swaddling blanket or a different kind of Binky isn't going to make you a better or worse parent, i think you're going to be a great parent no matter what if you try your best. My goal was to alleviate those fears, if only for a moment with a little bit of laughter.
There is nothing I can say that can alleviate the pain and overwhelming sense of loss that we, and the loved ones of those affected, are feeling.
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- смекчавам, облекчавамBulgarian
- pal·liar, mitigarCatalan, Valencian
- lindern, mildernGerman
- ανακουφίζω, ανακουφίGreek
- moderigi, mildigiEsperanto
- mitigar, aliviar, paliarSpanish
- leevendama, kergendamaEstonian
- کم کردنPersian
- helpottaa, lievittääFinnish
- adoucir, calmer, soulagerFrench
- aotromaichScottish Gaelic
- को कमHindi
- enyhít, csillapítHungarian
- մեղմել, մեղմացնելArmenian
- កាត់បន្ថយ, សម្រាលKhmer
- temperen, milderen, verlichten, verzachtenDutch
- atenua, alina, calma, ușuraRomanian
- уменьшать, смягчать, облегчать, сниматьRussian
- azaltmak, dindirmek, hafifletmekTurkish
- גרינגער מאַכןYiddish
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