Definition of alleviate:
mollify, assuage, save, conciliate, lenify, still, free, salvage, let off, slake, facilitate, quench, relieve, ease, exempt, take over, placate, unbosom, excuse, numb, kill, palliate, increase, salve, gentle, extenuate, gruntle, deaden.
- alleviate (part of speech: verb)
- moderate (part of speech: verb)
- relieve (part of speech: verb)
- lighten (part of speech: verb)
The social difference between the peasant and the pastor was so small and rested so often only on education that it would have appeared equally natural, if the thing could from any point of view have been made natural, for the wife of the peasant to go and console and alleviate the parsonage.- "The Pastor's Wife", Elizabeth von Arnim.
John only answered, " Read,"- and took firm hold of her hand while she read- as we hold the hand of one undergoing great torture,- which must be undergone, and which no human love can either prepare for, or remove, or alleviate.- "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
- "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849", William O. S. Gilly.