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Definitions of alleviate

  1. To extenuate; to palliate. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; - opposed to aggravate. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To lighten; lessen; make easier; mitigate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To make light: to mitigate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To make light; ease; lessen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To make lighter or easier to bear; relieve; mitigate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To lighten; to mitigate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To make light; to make easier; to lessen, as pain, sorrow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Alleviation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for alleviate

  1. You must be sensible how much I regret not being able to alleviate the unpleasantness of your situation, but trust my dear Fanny that better times are in wait for you. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  2. Can nothing be done to alleviate your sufferings? – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
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