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al·le·vi·ate

 (ə-lē′vē-āt′)
tr.v. al·le·vi·at·ed, al·le·vi·at·ing, al·le·vi·ates
1. To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable: a drug that alleviates cold symptoms. See Synonyms at relieve.
2. To lessen or reduce: alleviate unemployment.

[Middle English alleviaten, from Late Latin alleviāre, alleviāt-, to lighten : Latin ad-, ad- + levis, light; see legwh- in Indo-European roots.]

al·le′vi·a′tion n.
al·le′vi·a′tor n.
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alleviate

(əˈliːvɪˌeɪt)
vb
(tr) to make (pain, sorrow, etc) easier to bear; lessen; relieve
[C15: from Late Latin alleviāre to mitigate, from Latin levis light]
alˌleviˈation n
alˈleviative adj
alˈleviˌator n
Usage: See at ameliorate
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al•le•vi•ate

(əˈli viˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate: to alleviate pain.
[1425–75; < Late Latin alleviātus, past participle of alleviāre to lighten]
al•le′vi•ant, n., adj.
al•le`vi•a′tion, n.
al•le′vi•a`tor, n.
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alleviate

- Can mean "diminish the weight of"; to alleviate is not to cure, but rather to lighten, lessen, or relieve to some degree.
See also related terms for lessen.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

alleviate


Past participle: alleviated
Gerund: alleviating

Imperative
alleviate
alleviate
Present
I alleviate
you alleviate
he/she/it alleviates
we alleviate
you alleviate
they alleviate
Preterite
I alleviated
you alleviated
he/she/it alleviated
we alleviated
you alleviated
they alleviated
Present Continuous
I am alleviating
you are alleviating
he/she/it is alleviating
we are alleviating
you are alleviating
they are alleviating
Present Perfect
I have alleviated
you have alleviated
he/she/it has alleviated
we have alleviated
you have alleviated
they have alleviated
Past Continuous
I was alleviating
you were alleviating
he/she/it was alleviating
we were alleviating
you were alleviating
they were alleviating
Past Perfect
I had alleviated
you had alleviated
he/she/it had alleviated
we had alleviated
you had alleviated
they had alleviated
Future
I will alleviate
you will alleviate
he/she/it will alleviate
we will alleviate
you will alleviate
they will alleviate
Future Perfect
I will have alleviated
you will have alleviated
he/she/it will have alleviated
we will have alleviated
you will have alleviated
they will have alleviated
Future Continuous
I will be alleviating
you will be alleviating
he/she/it will be alleviating
we will be alleviating
you will be alleviating
they will be alleviating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been alleviating
you have been alleviating
he/she/it has been alleviating
we have been alleviating
you have been alleviating
they have been alleviating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been alleviating
you will have been alleviating
he/she/it will have been alleviating
we will have been alleviating
you will have been alleviating
they will have been alleviating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been alleviating
you had been alleviating
he/she/it had been alleviating
we had been alleviating
you had been alleviating
they had been alleviating
Conditional
I would alleviate
you would alleviate
he/she/it would alleviate
we would alleviate
you would alleviate
they would alleviate
Past Conditional
I would have alleviated
you would have alleviated
he/she/it would have alleviated
we would have alleviated
you would have alleviated
they would have alleviated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.alleviate - provide physical relief, as from painalleviate - provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
soothe - cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
comfort, ease - lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
2.alleviate - make easieralleviate - make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
aid, assist, help - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

alleviate

verb ease, reduce, relieve, moderate, smooth, dull, diminish, soften, check, blunt, soothe, subdue, lessen, lighten, quell, allay, mitigate, abate, slacken, assuage, quench, mollify, slake, palliate A great deal can be done to alleviate back pain. see ameliorate
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

alleviate

verb
To make less severe or more bearable:
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Translations
يُخَفِّف ، يُسَكِّن
ulevitutišitzmírnit
lettelindremildne
lina, draga úr
numalšinimasnumalšintipalengvinimaspalengvinti
atvieglotremdēt
uľahčiť
dindirmekhafifletmek

alleviate

[əˈliːvɪeɪt] VTaliviar, mitigar
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alleviate

[əˈliːvieɪt] vt [+ pain, suffering] → soulager; [+ symptoms] → atténuer; [+ poverty] → réduire; [+ stress, pressure] → réduire; [+ effects] → réduire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

alleviate

vtlindern
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alleviate

[əˈliːvɪeɪt] vtalleviare
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alleviate

(əˈliːvieit) verb
to make an improvement by lessening (pain etc). The drugs will alleviate the pain.
alˌleviˈation noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

alleviate

v. aliviar, calmar, mejorar, atenuar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

alleviate

vt aliviar
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