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Their tender hearts will sympathize and aim to alleviate it.

To humor him and alleviate his evident distress of mind, they acceded.

It will alleviate your fears when I tell you that we only remain a few days in town.

They who feel most acutely for its sorrows, are, for the most part, too ignorant to alleviate them.

Is it better to go back and share the poverty I cannot alleviate?

They were touched by their own readiness to alleviate a shipmate's misery.

He knows the aspirin will not cure the arthritis, but he wants to alleviate the symptom.

His father neither shared his grief, nor attempted to alleviate it.

I'm not glad to have pain come into the world, but it is good to be able to alleviate it.

But we should have given you of ours to alleviate your wants and distresses.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French allevier or directly from Late Latin alleviatus, past participle of alleviare "to lighten," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + levis "light" in weight (see lever). Related: Alleviated; alleviating.

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