Meaning of relieve

Definition of relieve

(verb) provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
relieve oneself of troubling information
provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
free from a burden, evil, or distress
take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"
grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
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"

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