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Synonyms of the verb alleviate

The verb alleviate has more than one meaning. Please check the definition for more details about its synonyms.

Equivalent words for the verb alleviate, that have fewer characters:

  1. assuage (7 letter word for alleviate)
    • inflections: assuaged, assuaging, assuages
    • related terms: assuagable, assuager
  2. ease (4 letter word, the shortest synonym for alleviate)
    • inflections: eased, easing, eases
    • related terms: unease, uneasy, disease, diseasy, malease, misease, easy, easer
  3. palliate (8 letter word for alleviate)
    • inflections: palliated, palliating, palliates
    • related terms: palliator, palliation, palliative
  4. relieve (7 letter word for alleviate)
    • inflections: relieved, relieving, relieves
    • related terms: relievable, reliever

Equivalent words for the verb alleviate, that have more characters:

  1. facilitate (10 letter word, the longest synonym for alleviate)
    • inflections: facilitated, facilitating, facilitates
    • related terms: refacilitate, facility, facilitation, facilitative

Hypernyms of the verb alleviate

More generic words for the verb alleviate, that have fewer characters:

  1. advance (7 letter word)
    • inflections: advanced, advancing, advances
    • related terms: counteradvance, counteradvise, disadvance, disadvise, overadvance, preadvance, readvance, advancer, advancive
  2. aid (3 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for alleviate)
    • inflections: aided, aiding, aids
    • related terms: coaid, subaid, underaid, AIDEN, aidful, aidless, aidable, aidance, aider, aidant, aidman
  3. alter (5 letter word)
    • inflections: altered, altering, alters
    • related terms: Unalter, exalter, exaltee, exaltment, exaltate, exaltation, exaltative, misalter, prealter, prealteration, realter, realterable, realteration, alterable, alterate, alterer, alterant, alteration, alterity, alterman, alterative
  4. amend (5 letter word)
    • inflections: amended, amending, amends
    • related terms: unamend, unamendment, unamendable, reamend, reamendment, amendment, amendable, amender, Amendation
  5. assist (6 letter word)
    • inflections: assisted, assisting, assists
    • related terms: coassist, coassistance, coassistant, co-assist, reassist, reassistance, assistful, assistless, assistance, assister, assistor, assistant, assistive
  6. better (6 letter word)
    • inflections: bettered, bettering, betters
    • related terms: abetter, abettal, Abettee, abettor, outbetter, betterment, betterness, betterer, betterly
  7. boost (5 letter word)
    • inflections: boosted, boosting, boosts
    • related terms: upboost, booster
  8. cater (5 letter word)
    • inflections: catered, catering, caters
    • related terms: acater, acatery, catery, caterer
  9. change (6 letter word)
    • inflections: changed, changing, changes
    • related terms: unchange, exchange, exchangee, exchanger, transchange, transchanger, counterchange, interchange, interchanger, rechange, changable, changer
  10. correct (7 letter word)
    • inflections: corrected, correcting, corrects
    • related terms: uncorrect, uncorrectness, uncorrectable, uncorrectible, uncorrective, uncorrectly, incorrect, incorrectness, incorrection, incorrectly, miscorrect, miscorrection, overcorrect, overcorrection, precorrect, precorrectness, precorrection, precorrectly, recorrect, recorrection, undercorrect, correctify, correctness, correctable, correctible, correcter, corrector, correctant, correction, corrective, correctly
  11. exceed (6 letter word)
    • inflections: exceeded, exceeding, exceeds
    • related terms: exceedable, exceedance, exceeder
  12. exploit (7 letter word)
    • inflections: exploited, exploiting, exploits
    • related terms: overexploit, exploitage, exploitee, exploiture, exploitable, Exploitate, exploiter, exploitation, exploitive, exploitative
  13. forbear (7 letter word)
    • inflections: forbore, forborne, forbearing, forbears
    • related terms: forbearable, forbearance, forbearer, forbearant
  14. further (7 letter word)
    • inflections: furthered, furthering, furthers
    • related terms: furthersome, furtherance, furtherer, furtherly
  15. help (4 letter word)
    • inflections: helped, helping, helps
    • related terms: unhelp, unhelpful, unhelpable, overhelp, overhelpful, underhelp, helpful, helpless, helpsome, helpable, helply
  16. improve (7 letter word)
    • inflections: improved, improving, improves
    • related terms: disimprove, misimprove, preimprove, reimprove, improvable, improver, improvise, improvize, improvisation
  17. modify (6 letter word)
  18. outdo (5 letter word)
    • inflections: outdid, outdone, outdoing, outdoes
    • related terms: outdoer, outdoor
  19. outgo (5 letter word)
    • inflections: outgone, outwent, outgoing, outgoes
    • related term: outgoer
  20. outmatch (8 letter word)
    • inflections: outmatched, outmatching, outmatches
  21. outstrip (8 letter word)
    • inflections: outstripped, outstripping, outstript, outstrips
  22. ply (3 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for alleviate)
    • inflections: plied, plying, plies
    • related terms: comply, compliment, compliable, compliance, complier, compliant, imply, implial, impliable, overply, reply, replial, Replisome, replier, repliant, underply, pliable, plier, pliant
  23. promote (7 letter word)
  24. provide (7 letter word)
    • inflections: provided, providing, provides
    • related terms: unprovide, unprovidable, unprovident, disprovide, misprovide, misprovidence, overprovide, overprovident, preprovide, reprovide, providable, providance, providence, provider, provident
  25. rectify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: rectified, rectifying, rectifies
    • related terms: correctify, re-rectify, rectifiable, rectifier
  26. refrain (7 letter word)
    • inflections: refrained, refraining, refrains
    • related terms: refrainment, refrainer
  27. revise (6 letter word)
    • inflections: revised, revising, revises
    • related terms: prerevise, re-revise, revisal, revisee, revisable, revisible, reviser, revisor
  28. right (5 letter word)
    • inflections: righted, righting, rights
    • related terms: aright, arightly, unright, unrightful, unrightable, unrighteous, unrightly, unrightwise, E-Right, foreright, interright, outright, outrightness, outrightly, overright, overrighteous, upright, uprightish, uprightness, uprighteous, uprightman, uprightly, Rightard, righten, rightful, rightish, rightism, rightist, rightless, rightness, rightship, righty, rightable, righter, righteous, rightly, rightward
  29. serve (5 letter word)
    • inflections: served, serving, serves
    • related terms: deserve, deserver, conserve, conservable, conservate, conserver, conservant, conservation, conservative, inserve, disserve, misserve, outserve, outservant, Overserve, preserve, preserval, preservable, preserver, preservation, preservative, reserve, reserval, reservee, reservery, reservist, reservable, Reservance, reserver, reservor, reservation, reservative, re-serve, subserve, subserviate, underserve, underservant, servage, serval, servery, servette, servian, servist, servite, Servlet, servable, server, servant, servation
  30. supply (6 letter word)
    • inflections: supplied, supplying, supplies
    • related terms: unsupply, unsuppliable, unsuppliant, oversupply, presupply, resupply, undersupply, supplial, suppliable, suppliance, supplier, suppliant
  31. support (7 letter word)
    • inflections: supported, supporting, supports
    • related terms: presupport, resupport, undersupport, supportful, supportless, supportable, supportance, supporter, supportation, supportive
  32. surmount (8 letter word)
    • inflections: surmounted, surmounting, surmounts
    • related terms: surmountal, surmountable, surmounter
  33. surpass (7 letter word)
    • inflections: surpassed, surpassing, surpasses
    • related terms: surpassable, surpasser
  34. turn (4 letter word)
    • inflections: turned, turning, turns
    • related terms: deturn, unturn, unturnable, inturn, counterturn, counter-turn, disturn, foreturn, misturn, outturn, overturn, overturnable, overturner, return, returnee, returnless, returnable, returner, re-turn, underturn, upturn, withturn, turnery, turnable, turner, turnor
  35. work (4 letter word)
    • inflections: wrought, worked, working, works
    • related terms: awork, unwork, unworkable, unworker, inwork, a-work, co-work, co-worker, counterwork, counterworker, interwork, outwork, outworker, overwork, Postwork, Prework, rework, Telework, underwork, underworker, underworkman, upwork, workaholic, workful, workless, Worklike, workship, worksome, worky, workable, worker, workman, workmanship, workwoman, Workly, workwise

More generic words for the verb alleviate, that have the same number of characters:

  1. encourage (9 letter word)
    • inflections: encouraged, encouraging, encourages
    • related terms: disencourage, misencourage, preencourage, pre-encourage, reencourage, re-encourage, encourager
  2. meliorate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: meliorated, meliorating, meliorates
    • related terms: ameliorate, ameliorable, ameliorant, amelioration, ameliorative, meliorism, meliorist, meliorable, meliorant, melioration, meliority, meliorative

More generic words for the verb alleviate, that have more characters:

  1. ameliorate (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for alleviate)
    • inflections: ameliorated, ameliorating, ameliorates
    • related terms: ameliorable, ameliorant, amelioration, ameliorative
  2. outperform (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for alleviate)

More generic phrase for the verb alleviate, that has fewer characters:

  1. back up (7 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal hypernym for alleviate)

More generic phrase for the verb alleviate, that has more characters:

  1. change state (12 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for alleviate)

Hyponyms of the verb alleviate

More specific words for the verb alleviate, that have fewer characters:

  1. abreact (7 letter word)
    • inflections: abreacted, abreacting, abreacts
    • related term: abreaction
  2. allay (5 letter word)
    • inflections: allayed, allaying, allays
    • related term: allayment
  3. calm (4 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for alleviate)
    • inflections: calmed, calming, calms
    • related terms: uncalm, uncalmness, uncalmative, uncalmly, intercalm, calmness, calmy, calmer, calmant, calmative, calmly
  4. comfort (7 letter word)
    • inflections: comforted, comforting, comforts
    • related terms: uncomfort, uncomfortable, discomfort, discomfortable, discomforter, miscomfort, recomfort, comfortful, comfortless, comfortable, comforter, comfortation, comfortative
  5. lull (4 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for alleviate)
    • inflections: lulled, lulling, lulls
    • related terms: lully, Lullable, luller
  6. quiet (5 letter word)
    • inflections: quieted, quieting, quiets
    • related terms: unquiet, unquietness, unquietable, unquieter, unquietous, unquietly, inquiet, inquietness, inquietation, inquietly, disquiet, disquieten, disquietness, disquieter, disquietly, overquiet, overquietness, overquietly, quietage, quieten, Quietish, quietism, quietist, quietlike, quietness, quietsome, quietable, quieter, quietive, quietly
  7. quieten (7 letter word)
    • inflections: quietened, quietening, quietens
    • related terms: disquieten, quietener
  8. soothe (6 letter word)
    • inflections: soothed, soothing, soothes
    • related terms: resoothe, soothful, soothless, soother, soothly
  9. still (5 letter word)
    • inflections: stilled, stilling, stills
    • related terms: unstill, instill, instilling, instilment, exstill, stillage, stillery, stillish, stillness, stilly, stiller, stillman

More specific words for the verb alleviate, that have more characters:

  1. tranquilize (11 letter word)
    • inflections: tranquilized, tranquilizing, tranquilizes
    • related terms: untranquilize, untranquilness, untranquilly, retranquilize, tranquilness, tranquiler, tranquilization, tranquility, tranquilly
  2. tranquillise (12 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for alleviate)
    • inflections: tranquillised, tranquillising, tranquillises
    • related terms: untranquillise, untranquilness, untranquilize, untranquilly, tranquilness, tranquiler, tranquilize, tranquilization, tranquility, tranquilly
  3. tranquillize (12 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for alleviate)
    • inflections: tranquillized, tranquillizing, tranquillizes
    • related terms: untranquillize, untranquilness, untranquilize, untranquilly, tranquilness, tranquiler, tranquilize, tranquilization, tranquility, tranquilly

More specific phrase for the verb alleviate:

  1. calm down (9 character phrase)

Related words for the term alleviate, that have fewer characters:

  1. abate (5 letter word)
    • inflections: abated, abating, abates
    • related terms: abatage, Abatee, abatic, abature, abatable, abater, abator
  2. appease (7 letter word)
    • inflections: appeased, appeasing, appeases
    • related terms: reappease, appeasable, appeaser, appeasive
  3. attemper (8 letter word)
    • inflections: attempered, attempering, attempers
    • related term: attemptive
  4. bate (4 letter word)
    • inflections: bated, bating, bates
    • related terms: abate, abatage, Abatee, abatic, abature, abatable, abater, abator, debate, debatable, debater, Debation, rebate, rebatable, rebater, surbate, surbater, bateful, batement, batoid, bater, bateman
  5. benumb (6 letter word)
    • inflections: benumbed, benumbing, benumbs
    • related terms: unbenumb, benumbment
  6. blunt (5 letter word)
    • inflections: blunted, blunting, blunts
    • related terms: bluntish, bluntness, blunter, bluntly
  7. chasten (7 letter word)
    • inflections: chastened, chastening, chastens
    • related terms: rechasten, chasteness, chastenment, chastener
  8. control (7 letter word)
    • inflections: controlled, controlling, controls
    • related terms: decontrol, decontrolling, uncontrol, uncontrolling, overcontrol, overcontrolling, Photocontrol, precontrol, precontrolling, recontrol, recontrolling, subcontrol, subcontrolling, Controlee, controlless, controlling, controlment
  9. cure (4 letter word)
    • inflections: cured, curing, cures
    • related terms: discure, discuren, discursion, Miscure, outcure, precure, recure, recursion, curette, curial, cureless, curer, curious
  10. cushion (7 letter word)
    • inflections: cushioned, cushioning, cushions
    • related terms: recushion, upcushion, cushionless, cushionlike, cushiony
  11. damp (4 letter word)
    • inflections: damped, damping, damps
    • related terms: Overdamp, dampen, dampish, dampness, dampy, damply
  12. dampen (6 letter word)
    • inflections: dampened, dampening, dampens
    • related term: dampener
  13. deaden (6 letter word)
    • inflections: deadened, deadening, deadens
    • related term: deadener
  14. dilute (6 letter word)
    • inflections: diluted, diluting, dilutes
    • related terms: undilute, undilution, overdilute, overdilution, dilutee, Dilutable, diluter, dilutor, dilutant, dilutent, dilution, dilutive
  15. diminish (8 letter word)
    • inflections: diminished, diminishing, diminishes
    • related terms: prediminish, prediminishment, rediminish, diminishment, diminishable, diminisher
  16. downplay (8 letter word)
    • inflections: downplayed, downplaying, downplays
  17. dull (4 letter word)
    • inflections: dulled, dulling, dulls
    • related terms: undull, unduloid, unduly, undulate, undulance, undulous, undulant, undulation, undulative, dullard, dullery, dullify, dullish, dullness, dullsome, dully, duller, dullity
  18. foment (6 letter word)
    • inflections: fomented, fomenting, foments
    • related terms: refoment, fomenter, fomentation
  19. lay (3 letter word)
    • inflections: laid, laying, lays
    • related terms: alay, delay, delayage, unlay, inlay, translay, forelay, interlay, Interlayment, mislay, outlay, overlay, relay, relayman, re-lay, underlay, underlayment, uplay, layery, laetic, layette, laic, layship, layman, laymanship, laywoman
  20. lenify (6 letter word)
    • inflections: lenified, lenifying, lenifies
  21. lessen (6 letter word)
    • inflections: lessened, lessening, lessens
    • related term: lessener
  22. lighten (7 letter word)
    • inflections: lightened, lightening, lightens
    • related terms: alighten, illighten, inlighten, outlighten, relighten, relightener, lightener
  23. mitigate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: mitigated, mitigating, mitigates
    • related terms: overmitigate, mitigable, mitigant, mitigation, mitigative
  24. moderate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: moderated, moderating, moderates
    • related terms: unmoderate, commoderate, immoderate, immoderation, Retromoderate, Moderance, moderant, moderation
  25. modulate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: modulated, modulating, modulates
    • related terms: demodulate, demodulation, Overmodulate, remodulate, Upmodulate, modulize, modulant, modulation, modulative
  26. mollify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: mollified, mollifying, mollifies
    • related terms: remollify, mollifiable, mollifier
  27. numb (4 letter word)
    • inflections: numbed, numbing, numbs
    • related terms: numbness, number, numbly
  28. obtund (6 letter word)
    • inflections: obtunded, obtunding, obtunds
    • related terms: obtunder, obtundent, Obtundation, obtundity
  29. pad (3 letter word)
    • inflections: padded, padding, pads
    • related terms: forepad, repad, Padless, padlike
  30. poultice (8 letter word)
    • inflections: poulticed, poulticing, poultices
  31. reduce (6 letter word)
    • inflections: reduced, reducing, reduces
    • related terms: overreduce, overreduction, re-reduce, re-reduction, reducible, reducer, Reducant, reducent, reduction, reductive
  32. remedy (6 letter word)
    • inflections: remedied, remedying, remedies
    • related terms: remedial, remediless, remediable, remediate, remediation
  33. remit (5 letter word)
    • inflections: remitted, remitting, remits
    • related terms: preremit, re-remit, remital, remitment
  34. restrain (8 letter word)
    • inflections: restrained, restraining, restrains
    • related terms: overrestrain, prerestrain, re-restrain, restrainable, restrainer
  35. salve (5 letter word)
    • inflections: salved, salving, salves
    • related terms: salvage, salvy, salvable, salver, salvor, salvation, Salvative
  36. slacken (7 letter word)
    • inflections: slackened, slackening, slackens
    • related term: slackener
  37. slake (5 letter word)
    • inflections: slaked, slaking, slakes
    • related terms: aslake, slakeless, slakeable, slaker
  38. smother (7 letter word)
    • inflections: smothered, smothering, smothers
    • related terms: smothery, smotherable, smotherer, smotheration
  39. sober (5 letter word)
    • inflections: sobered, sobering, sobers
    • related terms: unsober, Insober, soberlike, soberness, soberer, soberize, soberly, soberwise
  40. soften (6 letter word)
    • inflections: softened, softening, softens
    • related terms: oversoften, resoften, softener
  41. stifle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: stifled, stifling, stifles
    • related terms: overstifle, restifle, stifler
  42. stupe (5 letter word)
    • inflections: stuped, stuping, stupes
    • related term: stupor
  43. subdue (6 letter word)
    • inflections: subdued, subduing, subdues
    • related terms: presubdue, subdual, subduable, subduer
  44. suppress (8 letter word)
    • inflections: suppressed, suppressing, suppresses
    • related terms: presuppress, resuppress, suppressal, suppressen, suppressible, suppresser, suppressor, suppressant, suppressive
  45. tame (4 letter word)
    • inflections: tamed, taming, tames
    • related terms: atame, untame, untamable, overtame, retame, tamal, tameless, tameness, tamure, tameable, tamer, tamely
  46. temper (6 letter word)
    • inflections: tempered, tempering, tempers
    • related terms: untemper, contemper, distemper, mistemper, retemper, uptemper, temperish, temperless, tempersome, tempery, temperable, temperate, temperance, temperer, temperative
  47. unburden (8 letter word)
    • inflections: unburdened, unburdening, unburdens
    • related terms: unburdenment, unburdensome
  48. unlade (6 letter word)
    • inflections: unladed, unladen, unlading, unlades
    • related term: unladen
  49. unload (6 letter word)
    • inflections: unloaded, unloading, unloads
    • related terms: unloaden, Unloadable, unloader
  50. weaken (6 letter word)
    • inflections: weakened, weakening, weakens
    • related terms: unweaken, reweaken, weakener

Related words for the term alleviate, that have the same number of characters:

  1. attenuate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: attenuated, attenuating, attenuates
    • related terms: overattenuate, subattenuate, subattenuation, attenuable, Attenuance, attenuant, attenuation, attenuative
  2. constrain (9 letter word)
    • inflections: constrained, constraining, constrains
    • related terms: Unconstrain, Overconstrain, constrainment, constrainable, constrainer
  3. disburden (9 letter word)
    • inflections: disburdened, disburdening, disburdens
    • related term: disburdenment
  4. extenuate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: extenuated, extenuating, extenuates
    • related terms: extenuation, extenuative
  5. unballast (9 letter word)
  6. underplay (9 letter word)
    • inflections: underplayed, underplaying, underplays

Related words for the term alleviate, that have more characters:

  1. anesthetize (11 letter word)
    • inflections: anesthetized, anesthetizing, anesthetizes
    • related terms: Overanesthetize, anesthetic, anesthetics, anesthetist, anesthetise, anesthetization
  2. disencumber (11 letter word)
    • inflections: disencumbered, disencumbering, disencumbers
  3. alleviant (9 letter word)
    • related terms: alleviate, alleviation, alleviative
  4. alleviation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: unalleviation, unalleviative, alleviate, alleviant, alleviative
  5. alleviative (11 letter word)
    • related terms: unalleviative, unalleviation, alleviate, alleviant, alleviation

Related phrase for the term alleviate, that has fewer characters:

  1. be light (8 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term alleviate, that have the same number of characters:

  1. play down (9 character phrase)
  2. slow down (9 character phrase)
  3. tone down (9 character phrase)
  4. tune down (9 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term alleviate, that have more characters:

  1. bank the fire (13 character phrase)
  2. deaden the pain (15 character phrase)
  3. ease matters (12 character phrase)
  4. give relief (11 character phrase)
  5. have little weight (18 character phrase)
  6. keep within bounds (18 character phrase)
  7. kick the beam (13 character phrase)
  8. make light (10 character phrase)
    • related term: make lighter
  9. make lighter (12 character phrase)
  10. pour balm into (14 character phrase)
  11. pour oil on (11 character phrase)
  12. reduce the temperature (22 character phrase)
  13. reduce weight (13 character phrase)
  14. sober down (10 character phrase)
  15. water down (10 character phrase)
  16. weigh lightly (13 character phrase)

Other related term for the term alleviate, that has fewer characters:

  1. off-load (8 character term)

Other related term for the term alleviate, that has more characters:

  1. de-emphasize (12 character term)

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