• Verb
  • to reduce or remove (something, such as pain or an unpleasant feeling)
    1. I took a pill to relieve my headache.
    2. I wish I could relieve your suffering.
    3. What's the best way to relieve stress?
    4. She tried to relieve the tension by making a joke.
  • to make (a problem) less serious
    1. an effort to relieve traffic congestion
    2. relieve poverty
    3. We need to find ways to relieve overcrowding in our schools.
  • to take the place of (someone who has been working, fighting, etc.)
    1. I've come to relieve the guard on duty.
    2. The soldiers were relieved by 30,000 fresh troops.
    3. (baseball) He relieved the starting pitcher in the sixth inning.
  • to make (something) less boring, dull, etc., by including a part that is different
    1. His latest book is a long, serious novel relieved only by the occasional joke.
  • to take (something that is difficult or unpleasant) from (someone)
    1. She signed a contract that relieved him of all responsibility regarding the business.
    2. The law relieves you of any liability. [=under the law, you will not be liable]
  • to steal (something) from (someone)
    1. Someone relieved him of his wallet. [=someone stole his wallet]
  • to remove (someone who has done something wrong) from (a post, duty, job, etc.)
    1. The general was relieved of his command.
  • to pass waste from your body
    1. He stopped the car and went out into the woods to relieve himself. [=urinate]
    2. The puppy relieved himself on the carpet.

Những từ liên quan với RELIEVE

soothe, free, solace, alleviate, absolve, calm, relax, assist, lighten, mitigate, diminish, allay, cure, subdue, comfort