alleviate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/əˈliːvieɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyalleviate
he/she/italleviates
present participlealleviating
past tensealleviated
past participlealleviated
  1. to make something less painful, severe, or serious

    The doctor has prescribed some drugs to alleviate the pain.

    The UN’s most important objective is to alleviate world poverty.

derived word

alleviation

 

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/əˌliːviˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
[uncountable]