Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage (provide physical relief, as from pain) "This pill will relieve your headaches"
- S: (v) take over, relieve (free someone temporarily from his or her obligations)
- S: (v) exempt, relieve, free (grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to) "She exempted me from the exam"
- S: (v) still, allay, relieve, ease (lessen the intensity of or calm) "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
- S: (v) salvage, salve, relieve, save (save from ruin, destruction, or harm)
- S: (v) unbosom, relieve (relieve oneself of troubling information)
- S: (v) remedy, relieve (provide relief for) "remedy his illness"
- S: (v) relieve (free from a burden, evil, or distress)
- S: (v) relieve (take by stealing) "The thief relieved me of $100"
- S: (v) excuse, relieve, let off, exempt (grant exemption or release to) "Please excuse me from this class"
- S: (v) relieve, lighten (alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive) "relieve the pressure and the stress"; "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"