Textual thesaurus for "relieve"

(verb) palliate, assuage, alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain

This pill will relieve your headaches

(verb) remedy

provide relief for

remedy his illness

(verb) 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

(verb) excuse, exempt, let off

grant exemption or release to

Please excuse me from this class

(verb) unbosom

relieve oneself of troubling information

(verb) ease, allay, still

lessen the intensity of or calm

The news eased my conscience; still the fears

(verb) take over

free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

(verb) salvage, salve, save

save from ruin, destruction, or harm

(verb) exempt, free

grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

She exempted me from the exam