relieve

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  • This army was much larger than the previous attempts to relieve the siege.
  • It usually causes only minor damage, relieving trees of their dead branches etc.
  • At the conclusion of the battle he is relieved by a damage control party.
  • Jones was relieved of command for two and a half years.
  • She did not seem to see anything, so much occupied was she in holding forth and relieving her heart. Cited from The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII., by Guy de Maupassant
  • The task is to see which team can hold out the longest without relieving themselves.
  • He relieves us, if he's able, Just in time to lay the table. Cited from Songs of a Savoyard by W. S. Gilbert
  • Relieving each other at regular intervals, they had never been at the house together. Cited from The Best Short Stories of 1920, by Various
  • When the ring was found, she was relieved and ordered a royal estate to be built where it was found.
  • He was shut up in the city, but was relieved by his army after six hours and defeated the enemy.
  • Some were probably relieved when he finally died.
  • Finally in mid-December the Division was relieved and returned to Germany.
  • No orders were given for officers to enter the tunnel and relieve pressure.
  • Once this move was completed, these relieved units were to be withdrawn into reserve.
  • The lieutenant and his men joined the relieving force and took further part in fighting during which he was again wounded.
  • Upon the conclusion of the match, he was relieved of his duties.
  • Some others had been relieved from operations on medical grounds due to combat fatigue.
  • I'm not well, I tell you, and it relieves me to talk about it. Cited from The Belfry, by May Sinclair
  • It relieves you of the river market and it gives you a double chance to get out your cotton. Cited from The Law of the Land, by Emerson Hough
  • But it has to be something which relieves pressure on middle-income families.
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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