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  • verbmake less painful; let up on
  • verbhelp; give assistance
  • verbremove blame, responsibility

synonyms for relieves

  • allay
  • alleviate
  • assuage
  • calm
  • comfort
  • cure
  • diminish
  • ease
  • free
  • mitigate
  • relax
  • soothe
  • subdue
  • abate
  • appease
  • break
  • brighten
  • console
  • decrease
  • divert
  • dull
  • interrupt
  • lighten
  • moderate
  • mollify
  • palliate
  • qualify
  • quiet
  • salve
  • slacken
  • soften
  • solace
  • temper
  • vary
  • take load off one's chest
  • take load off one's mind
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antonyms for relieves

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  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • annoy
  • distress
  • excite
  • grow
  • hurt
  • incite
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • rouse
  • upset
  • vex
  • worry
  • worsen
  • allow
  • darken
  • depress
  • enlarge
  • stay
  • trouble
  • accuse
  • blame
  • burden
  • condemn
  • discourage
  • harm
  • injure
  • pain
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How to use relieves in a sentence

The latter pitches his master's tent and relieves him of household troubles, and retires to his own boat tent when not wanted.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
He then with his own hands relieves the stranger of his arms and hangs them on the wall.
LIFE OF SCHAMYLJOHN MILTON MACKIE
But against that I cannot guard, and the act of writing relieves my feelings at the moment--that is at least what I ask of it.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS, VOL XVARIOUS
Rarely a front yard or blooming garden-plot relieves the dreary monotony.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 16, NO. 97, NOVEMBER, 1865VARIOUS
An occasional thunderstorm with hail relieves the strain for a little.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
One of the strongest arguments ever yet brought against bread-making is, that it relieves us from the necessity of mastication.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
The presence of the Queen would have had more effect, but I am glad to think that her absence relieves her of all responsibility.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
Whenever we look upon the hard realities of life through a medium that softens and relieves them—that medium is poetry.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 443VARIOUS
I am simply an ornament of his life, a woman who acts as his hostess and relieves him of much trouble in social anxieties.
THE SIGN OF SILENCEWILLIAM LE QUEUX
It is an emotion possessed by man alone,—the happy light that relieves the dark picture of life.
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME IIVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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