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relieved, past tense; relieved, past participle; relieves, 3rd person singular present; relieving, present participle;
  1. Cause (pain, distress, or difficulty) to become less severe or serious
    • - the drug was used to promote sleep and to relieve pain
  2. Cause (someone) to stop feeling distressed or anxious about something

  3. Make less tedious or monotonous by the introduction of variety or of something striking or pleasing
    • - the bird's body is black, relieved only by white under the tail
  4. Release (someone) from duty by taking their place
    • - another signalman relieved him at 5:30
  5. Bring military support for (a besieged place)
    • - he dispatched an expedition to relieve the city
  6. (of a relief pitcher) Take the place of (another pitcher) during a game

  7. Take (a burden) from someone
    • - he relieved her of her baggage
  8. Free someone from (a tiresome responsibility)
    • - she relieved me of the household chores
  9. Used euphemistically to indicate that someone has been deprived of something
    • - he was relieved of his world title
  10. Urinate or defecate (used euphemistically)

  11. Make (something) stand out
    • - the twilight relieving in purple masses the foliage of the island

  1. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
  2. take over: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
  3. exempt: grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
  4. still: lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
  5. salvage: save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  6. unbosom: relieve oneself of troubling information
  7. remedy: provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
  8. free from a burden, evil, or distress
  9. take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"
  10. excuse: grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
  11. 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"
  12. (relieved) alleviated: (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
  13. (relieved) jutting: extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary; "the jutting limb of a tree"; "massive projected buttresses"; "his protruding ribs"; "a pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck"
  14. To ease (a person, person's thoughts etc.) from mental distress; to stop (someone) feeling anxious or worried, to alleviate the distress of. [from 14th c.]; To ease (someone, a part of the body etc.) or give relief from physical pain or discomfort. [from 14th c. ...
  15. (relieved) Experiencing or exhibiting relief
  16. (relieved) A term used to describe the status of allocated Inventory quantity. Allocated quantity is considered relieved if either of the following two conditions exist: 1) Quantity allocated to a Work Order Material Requirement has been issued, or 2) quantity allocated to a Sales Order Line ...
  17. (RELIEVING) the removal of paint from the surface of the glass prior to firing, to allow light to come through; methods include needlework and stickwork .
  18. (relieving) Buffing or other abrasive treatment of the high points of an embossed metal surface to produce highlights that contrast with the finish in the recesses.
  19. religion, religious, relinquish, relish, relive, reload, relocate, reluctant, rely, remain, remainder, remake, remand, remark, remarkable, remarry, remaster, REME, remedial, remedy, remember, remembrance, remind, reminder, reminisce, reminiscence, reminiscent, remission, remit, remittance, remix ...
  20. Process of reducing dimensions so that one part will fit another.
  21. alleviate, reduce, lesson, ease, free from, release, lighten, mitigate
  22. [ ri lv ] (past and past participle re·lieved, present participle re·liev·ing, 3rd person present singular re·lieves)
  23. (v): lighten, ease; take over charge