alleviate


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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.

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

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.

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.

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
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"

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

alleviate

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

alleviate

[əˈliːvɪeɪt] VTaliviar, mitigar

alleviate

[əˈliːvieɪt] vt [+ pain, suffering] → soulager; [+ symptoms] → atténuer; [+ poverty] → réduire; [+ stress, pressure] → réduire; [+ effects] → réduire

alleviate

vtlindern

alleviate

[əˈliːvɪeɪt] vtalleviare

alleviate

(əˈliːvieit) verb
to make an improvement by lessening (pain etc). The drugs will alleviate the pain.
alˌleviˈation noun

alleviate

v. aliviar, calmar, mejorar, atenuar.

alleviate

vt aliviar
References in classic literature ?
It was his chief solace and satisfaction to alleviate individual distress, to confer favours upon worthy ones who had need of succour, to dazzle unfortunates by unexpected and bewildering gifts of truly royal magnificence, bestowed, however, with wisdom and judiciousness.
Difficult as this is to accomplish, it is still more difficult to persuade the human into any organised effort to alleviate the ill conditions of the lesser animals.
and why should I not have some comrade with me to divide its dangers and alleviate its hardships?
He was constantly devising means to alleviate her sufferings from the rheumatic affection which confined her to her bed; he had spoken of her, not once but many times, in terms of the sincerest sympathy.
I went through all the agonies and miseries of a lying-in (ten times more painful in such a circumstance than the worst labour can be when one endures it for a man one loves) in a desert, or rather, indeed, a scene of riot and revel, without a friend, without a companion, or without any of those agreeable circumstances which often alleviate, and perhaps sometimes more than compensate, the sufferings of our sex at that season.
She is suffering from some mental distress, which it is not for me, but for her friends, to alleviate and remove.
We thronged round her, powerless to help or alleviate.
She was not, I was told, in the hospital portion of the house with the fever patients; for her complaint was consumption, not typhus: and by consumption I, in my ignorance, understood something mild, which time and care would be sure to alleviate.
I have now news to give you, which, if it serves not to alleviate your sufferings, will not in any wise increase them.
Now, my daughter, learn from my lips how you may alleviate this misfortune, so far as it will affect you.
May seemed to be aware of his disappointment, but without knowing how to alleviate it; and they stood up and walked silently home.
Next he went on to say that the white lords from the Stars, looking down upon their country, had perceived its trouble, and determined, at great personal inconvenience, to alleviate its lot: That they had accordingly taken the real king of the Kukuanas, Ignosi, who was languishing in exile, by the hand, and led him over the mountains: That they had seen the wickedness of Twala's doings, and for a sign to the wavering, and to save the life of the girl Foulata, actually, by the exercise of their high magic, had put out the moon and slain the young fiend Scragga; and that they were prepared to stand by them, and assist them to overthrow Twala, and set up the rightful king, Ignosi, in his place.