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Definition of Relieve

Relieve
Relieve Re*lieve" (r?-l?v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relieved (-l?vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Relieving.] [OE. releven, F. relever to raise again, discharge, relieve, fr. L. relevare to lift up, raise, make light, relieve; pref. re- re- + levare to raise, fr. levis light. See Levity, and cf. Relevant, Relief.] 1. To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. 2. To cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast. Her tall figure relieved against the blue sky; seemed almost of supernatural height. --Sir W. Scott. 3. To raise up something in; to introduce a contrast or variety into; to remove the monotony or sameness of. The poet must . . . sometimes relieve the subject with a moral reflection. --Addison. 4. To raise or remove, as anything which depresses, weighs down, or crushes; to render less burdensome or afflicting; to allevate; to-abate; to mitigate; to lessen; as, to relieve pain; to relieve the wants of the poor. 5. To free, wholly or partly, from any burden, trial, evil, distress, or the like; to give ease, comfort, or consolation to; to give aid, help, or succor to; to support, strengthen, or deliver; as, to relieve a besieged town. Now lend assistance and relieve the poor. --Dryden. 6. To release from a post, station, or duty; to put another in place of, or to take the place of, in the bearing of any burden, or discharge of any duty. Who hath relieved you? --Shak. 7. To ease of any imposition, burden, wrong, or oppression, by judicial or legislative interposition, as by the removal of a grievance, by indemnification for losses, or the like; to right. Syn: To alleviate; assuage; succor; assist; aid; help; support; substain; ease; mitigate; lighten; diminish; remove; free; remedy; redress; indemnify.

Meaning of Relieve from wikipedia

- Look up relief in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A relief is a sculpture where a modelled form projects from a flat background. Relief may also refer...
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- A relief airport or reliever airport is an airport that is built or designated to provide relief or additional capacity to an area when the primary commercial...
- most hospitalized children have been seen to use laughter and play to relieve their fear, pain and stress. It has been discovered that there is a great...
- Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award, respectively. The awards are named after former relievers Mariano...