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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb alleviate:
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Alleviate (to relieve; improve partially) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the verb alleviate
What does alleviate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: alleviated | alleviating | alleviates
- provide physical relief, as from pain
- lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
- synonyms of alleviate: assuage / palliate / relieve
- more generic words: ameliorate / amend / better / improve / meliorate = to make better
- more specific words:
- make easier
Alternative definition of the verb alleviate
- [transitive] To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.
Definition of the verb alleviate for high school students
- to relieve, make more bearable
- example: This drug will alleviate the symptoms of the terrible disease, but only for a while.
The verb alleviate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for alleviate
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by Sinha Nishit K
Alleviate means to make the things more bearable, aggravate means to worsen. 10. Callous means insensitive, so sensitive is the ...
Effective Writing (2004)
A Guide for Social Science Students by Pedro Pak-tao Ng
Alleviate is the word to use when you mean to say to lighten a burden or minimize trouble. If you have in mind a condition, rather than some specific pain or ...
by Riccardo Casale, Claudio Margottini
Alleviate means not only a global reduction of damages, but also a progress in social equity toward the residual risks. These lasts remain always present, even when an actual application of strong land planning measures, and/or of protection ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
simultaneously allay alleviate, appease, assuage, blunt, calm, check, compose, diminish, ease, lessen , lull, mitigate, moderate, mollify, pacify, quell, quiet, reduce, relieve, repress, ...
by J. P. Schadé
It is used to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms experienced when giving up smoking. Niconil A proprietary, non-prescription preparation of nicotine. It is used to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms experienced when giving up smoking.
by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler
By identifying family strengths and weaknesses at the start of therapy and attempting to alleviate stressors and capitalize on family strengths, providers can ...
Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)
An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry
Description Acupressure is an ancient healing art that applies tactile pressure to determined locations throughout the body in an attempt to stimulate healing, relieve pain, alleviate stress, and promote positive energy. Twelve channels, or ...
by James M. Rippe
Dietary habits often help alleviate and control the severity of GERD symptoms for many patients. This can be done by avoiding foods that can decrease the LES tone and foods that directly irritate the esophagus (e.g., spicy foods, orange juice, ...
Volume 20: Social Class by Larry J. Griffin, Peggy G. Hargis, Charles Reagan Wilson
Poverty and the attempt to alleviate its effects through governmental programs and private charity have a long history in the southern states. Initially imitating English Poor Laws, southern colonies assigned local parishes the task of caring for ...
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- Vocabulary Made Easy Meaning of Alleviate, Synonyms, Antonyms and its Usage
- Hasan As-Somali - Explanation of the Du'aa to alleviate Grief, Distress and Anxiety
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Video shows what alleviate means. To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.. Alleviate Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...
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Quotes about alleviate
The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped. (Christiaan Barnard)
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1V4I1A1T1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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