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synonyms for alleviates

  • 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 alleviates

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  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • worsen
  • agitate
  • depress
  • incite
  • upset
  • aggravate
  • heighten
  • magnify
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How to use alleviates in a sentence

Nevertheless, this testimony alleviates the weight of those which I may have unknowingly committed.'
SOUTH AMERICAW. H. KOEBEL
When an Indian is sorrow-stricken over the death of a friend or relative, he alleviates his suffering by killing some one else.
THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY, VOL. 43, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER, 1889VARIOUS
The writer of romance alleviates or denies the bad consequences ascribed to his manner of composition.
AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALSDAVID HUME
One of them alleviates the monotony of the office duties by working at embroidery in bright worsteds.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
True alms is pity rather than the pittance that alleviates the material hardships of life.
TRAGIC SENSE OF LIFEMIGUEL DE UNAMUNO
Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind; and hence arises the happiness of the poor.
MANY THOUGHTS OF MANY MINDSVARIOUS
Stephen was as helpless, as far from any hope of moving, as ever; but he was well off, which alleviates much suffering.
AT HIS GATES, VOL. 1(OF 3)MARGARET OLIPHANT
Modesty is apt to accompany the sense of humour which alleviates life, while it is an almost insuperable bar to success.
THE DEATH-WAKETHOMAS T STODDART
This dries the tear, alleviates the sorrow, fills the blank.
LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVIDCHARLES HENRY MACKINTOSH
The series of afflictions which God alleviates is resumed in ver.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE PSALMS, VOLUME IIIALEXANDER MACLAREN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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