relieve  

  • Pronunciation of relieve: R IH0 L IY1 V (rɪ'liv)

  • Number of syllables of relieve: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of relieve

  • Definition of relieve

    • (v): provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"  
    • (v): provide relief for; "remedy his illness"  
    • (v): alleviate or remove; "relieve the pressure and the stress"  
    • (v): grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"  
    • (v): relieve oneself of troubling information  
    • (v): lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"  
    • (v): take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"  
    • (v): free from a burden, evil, or distress  
    • (v): free someone temporarily from his or her obligations  
    • (v): save from ruin, destruction, or harm  
    • (v): grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"  
  • Examples of relieve

    • The doctors correctly prescribed medication to relieve the spasm.  
    • Effleurage is used to relieve fatigue or to soothe the animal.  
    • The plant is used medicinally to relieve flatulence and stomach aches.  
    • A poultice is a common treatment used on horses to relieve inflammation.  
    • Pure white is to relieve anxiety and feelings of uneasiness.  
    • The seeds of lettuce have also been used to relieve pain.  
    • This will help relieve some of the itch.  
    • Antacids and simple analgesia do not usually relieve the pain.  
    • When it is applied to the skin, they soothe and relieve itching.  
    • They believe that this will relieve them of diseases and contagion.  

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