verb as in make less painful; let up on
verb as in help; give assistance
This renders the patient unconscious and thus, effectively relieves pain.
The deal relieves about half of sequester cuts due to take effect next year and avoids the next big bite out of defense spending.
Jihad relieves guerilla men of taking care of and providing for their families.
The good thing about an auction is that it relieves bankers of the tricky chore of trying to figure out how to price the shares.
“The way they see it, if Israel bombs them it relieves the internal pressure,” says Martin.
The latter pitches his master's tent and relieves him of household troubles, and retires to his own boat tent when not wanted.
He then with his own hands relieves the stranger of his arms and hangs them on the wall.
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.
Rarely a front yard or blooming garden-plot relieves the dreary monotony.
An occasional thunderstorm with hail relieves the strain for a little.
On this page you'll find 133 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to relieves, such as: mitigate, subdue, relax, ease, comfort, and free.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.