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Synonyms of relieve in English:


  • 1 this helps relieve pain
    alleviate, mitigate, assuage, ease, dull, reduce, lessen, diminish
    [Antonyms] aggravate
  • 2 in an attempt to relieve the boredom I decided to do some Internet surfing
    counteract, reduce, alleviate, mitigate;
    interrupt, vary, stop, dispel, prevent
    [Antonyms] exacerbate
  • 3 the helpers relieved us
    replace, take over from, stand in for, fill in for, substitute for, deputize for, cover for
  • 4 this relieves the teacher of a heavy load
    free, set free, release, exempt, excuse, absolve, let off, discharge
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