1. provide physical relief, as from pain

- This pill will relieve your headaches

Similar word(s): alleviate, assuage, palliate

Definition categories: body, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

2. free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

Definition categories: social, discharge, free

3. grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

Similar word(s): exempt, free

Definition categories: social

4. lessen the intensity of or calm

Similar word(s): allay, ease, still

Definition categories: emotion, comfort, console, solace, soothe

5. save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Similar word(s): salvage, salve, save

Definition categories: social, deliver, rescue

6. relieve oneself of troubling information

Similar word(s): unbosom

Definition categories: communication, confide

7. provide relief for

Similar word(s): remedy

Definition categories: body, treat

8. free from a burden, evil, or distress

Definition categories: possession, disembarrass, free, rid

9. take by stealing

- The thief relieved me of $100

Definition categories: possession, take

10. grant exemption or release to

Similar word(s): excuse, exempt

Definition categories: communication, absolve, free

11. alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive

- relieve the pressure and the stress

Similar word(s): lighten

Definition categories: change, mitigate

Sentences with relieve as a verb:

- I was greatly relieved by the jury's verdict.

- This shall not relieve either Party of any obligations.