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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:
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] adjsoulage(e)
to be relieved (that) ... → etre soulage que ...
to be relieved to hear it
I'm relieved to hear it → Je suis soulage 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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The Shepherd boldly examined the beast, discovered the thorn, and placing his paw upon his lap, pulled it out; thus relieved of his pain, the Lion returned into the forest.
Arriving at Newgate, where some of the ruined cells had been hastily fitted up for the safe keeping of rioters, he was warmly received by the turnkeys, as an unusual and interesting case, which agreeably relieved their monotonous duties.
Lorry, "be sensibly relieved if he could prevail upon himself to impart that secret brooding to any one, when it is on him?