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re·lieve

 (rĭ-lēv′)
tr.v. re·lieved, re·liev·ing, re·lieves
1.
a. To cause a lessening or alleviation of: relieved all his symptoms; relieved the tension.
b. To make less tedious, monotonous, or unpleasant: Only one small candle relieved the gloom.
2. To free from pain, anxiety, or distress: I was relieved by the news that they had arrived home safely.
3.
a. To furnish assistance or aid to: relieve the flooded region.
b. To rescue from siege.
4.
a. To release (a person) from an obligation, restriction, or burden.
b. To free from a specified duty by providing or acting as a substitute.
c. Baseball To enter the game as a relief pitcher after (another pitcher).
5. Informal To rob or deprive: Pickpockets relieved him of his money.
6. Archaic To make prominent or effective by contrast; set off.
Idiom:
relieve (oneself)
To urinate or defecate.

[Middle English releven, from Old French relever, from Latin relevāre : re-, re- + levāre, to raise; see legwh- in Indo-European roots.]

re·liev′a·ble adj.
Synonyms: relieve, allay, alleviate, assuage, lighten2, mitigate, palliate
These verbs mean to make something less severe or more bearable. To relieve is to make more endurable something causing discomfort or distress: "that misery which he strives in vain to relieve" (Henry David Thoreau).
Allay suggests at least temporary relief from what is burdensome or painful: "This music crept by me upon the waters, / Allaying both their fury and my passion / With its sweet air" (Shakespeare).
Alleviate connotes temporary lessening of distress without removal of its cause: "No arguments shall be wanting on my part that can alleviate so severe a misfortune" (Jane Austen).
To assuage is to soothe or make milder: assuaged his guilt by confessing to the crime. Lighten signifies to make less heavy or oppressive: legislation that would lighten the taxpayer's burden. Mitigate and palliate connote moderating the force or intensity of something that causes suffering: "I ... prayed to the Lord to mitigate a calamity" (John Galt). "Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness but I doubt if they improve his writing" (Ernest Hemingway).

relieved

(rɪˈliːvd)
adj
1. (postpositive; often foll by at, about, etc) experiencing relief, esp from worry or anxiety
2. (Mechanical Engineering) mechanical engineering having part of the surface cut away to avoid friction or wear
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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Adj.1.relieved - (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bearrelieved - (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
mitigated - made less severe or intense; "he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty"
2.relieved - 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"
protrusive - thrusting outward

relieved

adjective glad, happy, pleased, comforted, cheered, reassured, grateful, thankful We are all relieved to be back home.
Translations

relieved

[rɪˈliːvd] adjsoulagé(e)
to be relieved (that) ... → être soulagé que ...
to be relieved to hear it
I'm relieved to hear it → Je suis soulagé de l'entendre.

relieved

[rɪˈliːvd] adjsollevato/a
to be relieved that ... → essere sollevato/a (dal fatto) che...
I'm relieved to hear it → mi hai tolto un peso con questa notizia

relieved

مُرْتاح klidný lettet erleichtert ανακουφισμένος aliviado helpottunut soulagé koji osjeća olakšanje alleviato 安心した 마음이 놓이는 opgelucht lettet z ulgą aliviado облегченный lättad ที่ผ่อนคลาย rahatlamış bớt căng thẳng 放心的
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He will go," said Jo," looking relieved as the idea occurred to her.
With the mud she smeared the face of the boards used for the pressing of trousers and then went back to her work feeling relieved and happy.
All right, then I'll cut along," Tom said, and he wore a relieved air.
Even though the result relieved and pleased him, he wished, in bringing it about, he had had some part.
Soon after I returned home, I was ordered to take the command of three garrisons during the campaign, which Governor Dunmore carried on against the Shawanese Indians: After the conclusion of which, the Militia was discharged from each garrrison, and I being relieved from my post, was solicited by a number of North-Carolina gentlemen, that were about purchasing the lands lying on the S.
But it was of funereal black cloth, and although relieved at one extremity by a pair of high riding boots, in which his too short trousers were tucked, and at the other by a tall white hat, and cravat of aggressive yellow, the effect was depressing.
The testimony in regard to her scowl was frightfully important; it seemed to hold up her image wholly relieved from the false light of her self-partialities, and so hideous that she dared not look at it.
Even yet, though my thoughts were ultimately much absorbed in the task, it wears, to my eye, a stern and sombre aspect: too much ungladdened by genial sunshine; too little relieved by the tender and familiar influences which soften almost every scene of nature and real life, and undoubtedly should soften every picture of them.
It came to me straightway, under her contact, that, with plain heartiness, mere relieved anxiety at my appearance, she knew nothing whatever that could bear upon the incident I had there ready for her.
This relieved me; and once more, and finally as it seemed to me, I pronounced him in my heart, a humbug.
Almost in the same instant, with a thunder-boom, the enormous mass dropped into the sea, like Niagara's Table-Rock into the whirlpool; the suddenly relieved hull rolled away from it, to far down her glittering copper; and all caught their breath, as half swinging --now over the sailors' heads, and now over the water --Daggoo, through a thick mist of spray, was dimly beheld clinging to the pendulous tackles, while poor, buried-alive Tashtego was sinking utterly down to the bottom of the sea
The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.