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British English: /rɪˈliːv/
American English: /rəˈliv/

Translation of relieve in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (alleviate)
    soulager (pain, suffering, distress, anxiety, tension)
    dissiper (boredom)
    remédier à (poverty, social conditions, famine)
    alléger (debt)
    rompre (monotony)
    to relieve one's feelings (when distressed)
    décharger son cœur
    (when angry) décharger sa colère
    to relieve congestion (Medicine, Automobile)
  • 2 (brighten)
    rendre moins sévère
    a black dress relieved by a string of pearls
    une robe noire rendue moins sévère par un collier de perles
  • 3 (take away)to relieve somebody of
    débarrasser quelqu'un de (plate, coat, bag)
    soulager quelqu'un de (burden)
    to relieve somebody of a post/command
    relever quelqu'un de son poste/ses fonctions
    a pickpocket relieved him of his wallet [humorous]
    un voleur l'a soulagé de son portefeuille [humorous]
  • 4 (help)
    venir en aide à, secourir (troops, population)

also: relieved past participle adjective

  • to feel relieved
    se sentir soulagé
    to be relieved to hear that …
    être soulagé d'apprendre que …
    to be relieved that …
    être soulagé que … (+ subj)
    to be relieved at
    être soulagé par (news, results)

reflexive verb

  • to relieve oneself [euphemistic]
    se soulager [euphemistic]
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