[ verb ] provide physical relief, as from pain
"This pill will relieve your headaches"
Used in print([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)
Can staggered lunch periods relieve the capacity strain on your feeding facilities ?
[ verb ] free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Rookie southpaw George_Stepanovich relieved Hyde at_the_start of the ninth and gave_up the A 's fifth tally on a walk to second_baseman Dick_Howser , a wild_pitch , and Frank_Cipriani 's single under Shortstop Jerry_Adair 's glove into center .
[ verb ] grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
"She exempted me from the exam"
Used in print(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Ex-Presidents , relieved of accountability for policy , sometimes seem to feel free_of accountability for their words .
[ verb ] save from ruin or destruction
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The other bill , by Sen._A._M._Aikin_Jr. of Paris , would relieve real_estate_brokers , who pay their own annual licensing_fee , from the $ 12 annual occupation_license on brokers in such_as stocks and bonds .
[ verb ] alleviate or remove
"relieve the pressure and the stress"
[ verb ] relieve oneself of troubling information
Used in print(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The tensions accompanying a repressive consciousness of wrongdoing or sinning or some tormenting secret are relieved for the less self-contained or self-sufficient by confession , repentance , and penance .
[ verb ] (criminal law) take by stealing
"The thief relieved me of $100"