alleviate :

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  • v  provide physical relief, as from pain
  • v  make easier

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As a soldier, and then as a businessman, Wilson drank to alleviate his depressions and to celebrate his Wall Street success.
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  • Chris Dodd in Washington Post
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said that the administration blueprint "would do little if anything to alleviate the current crisis."
  • Khalid Mahmood in Birmingham Post
    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...
  • Emma Watson in Bristol Evening Post
    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."

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