to make more bearable or less severe <an ice pack will relieve the swelling> Related Words abate
to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers <the bellhop relieved him of his luggage and led him to the elevator> Related Words discharge
to take the place of <at daybreak a soldier arrived to relieve the one who had spent the night on guard duty>
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