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Dictionary definition for: Relieve

1. (v) provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"

2. (v) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

3. (v) grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"

4. (v) lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience" "still the fears"

5. (v) save from ruin, destruction, or harm

6. (v) relieve oneself of troubling information

7. (v) alleviate or remove; "relieve the pressure and the stress"

8. (v) provide relief for; "remedy his illness"

9. (v) free from a burden, evil, or distress

10. (v) take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"

11. (v) grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"

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