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alleviate

al·le·vi·ate

alleviate

 
 
pronunciation:
li vi eIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: alleviated, alleviates, alleviating
definition: to make more bearable; ease.
A good nurse alleviates suffering.The medication will alleviate the pain, but it will not eliminate it.
synonyms:
allay, assuage, ease, mitigate, relieve, soothe
antonyms:
aggravate, compound, exacerbate
similar words:
abate, ameliorate, appease, calm, comfort, console, diminish, lessen, lighten, mollify, palliate, reduce, relax, release, slacken, smooth, solace, succor