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alleviate | alleviation

alleviate alleviation alleviating
make something less severe
  • How to Memorize
    • alleviate - ease
  • Analysis

    ‘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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsassuagerelieve, reduce,
    Antonymsexacerbateintensify, aggravate,
  • Example(s)
    1. The doctor said that the prescription she gave me should alleviate the pain that I’ve been experiencing.

    2. I hope the money I raised for the people affected by the earthquake will go some way towards the alleviation of their suffering.

    3. The government’s new policy is aimed at alleviating the city’s homelessness crisis.