Definition of relieve
- helps relieve stress
- will relieve the starting pitcher
- a park relieves the urban landscape
I took a pill to relieve my headache.
I wish I could relieve your suffering.
What's the best way to relieve stress?
She tried to relieve the tension by making a joke.
an effort to relieve traffic congestion
We need to find ways to relieve overcrowding in our schools.
I've come to relieve the guard on duty.
The soldiers were relieved by 30,000 fresh troops.
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: to reduce or remove (something, such as pain or an unpleasant feeling)
: to make (a problem) less serious
: to take the place of (someone who has been working, fighting, etc.)
What made you want to look up relieve? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
investment of mental or emotional energy
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