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‘Alleviate’ is a word with positive connotations, used in relation to reducing or partially correcting something that is causing problems, making a difficult situation easier to endure. It is a popular verb in social, medical, and professional contexts, and is typically used in a formal way.
The doctor said that the prescription she gave me should alleviate the pain that I’ve been experiencing.
I hope the money I raised for the people affected by the earthquake will go some way towards the alleviation of their suffering.
The government’s new policy is aimed at alleviating the city’s homelessness crisis.