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alleviate

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  • verbrelieve; lessen
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Synonyms for alleviate

verb relieve; lessen
  • allay
  • assuage
  • ease
  • mitigate
  • lighten
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • soft-pedal
  • pour oil on
  • take the bite out
  • take the edge off
  • take the sting out

Antonyms for alleviate

  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • worsen
  • agitate
  • depress
  • incite
  • upset
  • aggravate
  • heighten
  • magnify
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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aid

verb. help, support

aided

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aiding

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allay

verb. reduce something, usually a pain or a problem

ameliorate

verb. make, become better

ameliorating

verb. make, become better
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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