relieve

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  • The official reason for his being relieved of command was his ill health.
  • As a result, her captain and two department heads were relieved for cause.
  • He was finally relieved of command at the end of the month.
  • Getting out of the ship's more important than just relieving our feelings. Cited from Breaking Point, by James E. Gunn
  • As they get ready the husband says he needs to stop and relieve himself in the forest.
  • After the third year he relieves them of their punishment and makes them human again.
  • The German high command, however, was relieved that so many troops were able to escape.
  • He was relieved of his duties after only four games.
  • If a captain is relieved of command, the game is over.
  • When it did finally end, I was relieved more than anything because I had had enough.
  • One month later, the exhibition board announced that it had relieved him of his duties.
  • During the course of centuries, the city has seen many bridges relieve each other.
  • This is why it relieves us to take up a book after being occupied with our own thoughts. Cited from The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Religion, A Dialogue, Etc.
  • Giving me a piece of your mind now is of no use except as far as it relieves you. Cited from The Irrational Knot, by George Bernard Shaw
  • It may be long, it may be short, before death relieves me. Cited from The Hot Swamp, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • In some cases they even acquired the estate for the adopted child who was to relieve them of care.
  • As a result he was relieved of his duties multiple times.
  • I must and will write -- it relieves me; read and believe as you list. Cited from Gulliver of Mars, by Edwin L. Arnold
  • In April, she herself took up one such station, relieving, then later in the month.
  • He often pitched three games in a five-game series, starting two and relieving another.
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Meaning of relieve

  • verb Provide physical relief, as from pain
    This pill will relieve your headaches
  • verb Free from a burden, evil, or distress
  • verb Take by stealing
    The thief relieved me of $100
  • verb Alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
    relieve the pressure and the stress, lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents