Definition for alleviate

verb as in relieve; lessen

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None of these alleged fixes simultaneously alleviate the technology’s true physical and digital harms.

By contrast, states that regularly conduct elections by mail have much more specific guidelines to alleviate overcrowding.

Below, Kessler and other grief experts, human resources executives, mental-health professionals, and physicians explain how employers can help their workers—and their companies—alleviate this year’s crushing burden of grief.

From Fortune

I don’t have all the answers, but part of the solution no doubt is alleviating pressure for parents while finding at-home learning methods that are actually effective for kids.

From Quartz

More people than ever are paying attention to the county because of its role with public health and its vast reserves that many hoped could be deployed to alleviate the mental health and homeless crisis in San Diego.

Practicing yoga, studies show, can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Nor will it alleviate the life-threatening concerns of those living in the conflict zone.

“We can use rooftop solar to alleviate areas where supply is restrained,” he said.

Most of them remain chained to their smartphones, scrutinizing the market to alleviate deal-making withdrawal symptoms.

After a cocktail of PTSD meds failed to alleviate his symptoms, Kiernan says he was looking for a way out.

They require, and in many instances they merit, all that can be done to alleviate a situation of servitude.

I had no conception of sorrows she could not alleviate; and I remember thinking—foolish child that I was!

Alas, it may be, she will impose on herself some rigid penance, in the hope that God may alleviate the sufferings of her brother!

There are compensating circumstances which should alleviate our sorrow.

The cough persisted in spite of all efforts of specialists to alleviate it.


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On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alleviate, such as: allay, assuage, ease, mitigate, lighten, and mollify.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.