alleviate alleviate  /ə ˈli vi ˌeɪt/


  1. (v) provide physical relief, as from pain
  2. (v) make easier


  1. As a soldier, and then as a businessman, Wilson drank to alleviate his depressions and to celebrate his Wall Street success.
  2. Last year we showed how we all have a role in saving the planet, devoting our issue to 51 things that you can do to help alleviate climate change.
  3. By allowing people to team up and literally become their own bank, you can mobilize people and resources and alleviate poverty on the global scale.


  1. Governor Martinez securing federal funding as drought intensifies

    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez says it is critical the state gets federal money to help alleviate its water crisis.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KOAT Albuquerque

  2. Vikings' Greenway to have knee surgery

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is scheduled to have microscopic knee surgery Tuesday to alleviate some "tension" in his knee, coach Leslie Frazier announced Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  3. Readers Suggest Ways Polk Schools Could Alleviate Budget Shortfall

    Asked for their input, Ledger readers suggested dozens of ways the Polk County School District might be able to save money and alleviate an estimated $12.7 million budget shortfall.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Lakeland Ledger


  1. But Mr Mahmood said of the statement: "It's not sufficient to alleviate some of the apprehension within the community at the moment. Basically, it's a way of shutting down any further discussion on this. I find it absolutely amazing that they are...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Khalid Mahmood Source: Birmingham Post

  2. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said that the administration blueprint "would do little if anything to alleviate the current crisis."
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Chris Dodd Source: Washington Post

  3. Ms Watson said: "I wanted to help People Tree produce a younger range because I was excited by the idea of using fashion as a tool to alleviate poverty and knew it was something I could help make a difference with."
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: Emma Watson Source: Bristol Evening Post

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