- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||alleviated, alleviates, alleviating
||to make more bearable; ease.
A good nurse alleviates suffering.The medication will alleviate the pain, but it will not eliminate it.
- allay, assuage, ease, mitigate, relieve, soothe
- aggravate, compound, exacerbate
- similar words:
- abate, ameliorate, appease, calm, comfort, console, diminish, lessen, lighten, mollify, palliate, reduce, relax, release, slacken, smooth, solace, succor
||buff, buffer, deaden, mitigate, moderate, quell, quench, quiet, redeem, relieve, remedy, stay