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ALLEVIATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alleviate mean? 

ALLEVIATE (verb)
  The verb ALLEVIATE has 2 senses:

1. provide physical relief, as from pain
2. make easier

  Familiarity information: ALLEVIATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALLEVIATE (verb)


Sense 1alleviate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide physical relief, as from pain

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

alleviate; relieve; palliate; assuage

Context example:

This pill will relieve your headaches

Hypernyms (to "alleviate" is one way to...):

ameliorate; amend; better; improve; meliorate (to make better)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "alleviate"):

soothe (cause to feel better)

comfort; ease (lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2alleviate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make easier

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

facilitate; alleviate; ease

Context example:

you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge

Hypernyms (to "alleviate" is one way to...):

aid; assist; help (give help or assistance; be of service)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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