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One entry found for relieve.
Main Entry: re·lieve
Pronunciation: ri-primarystresslemacronv
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·lieved; re·liev·ing
1 : to free partly or wholly from a burden or from distress <relieve parents of worry>
2 : to bring about the removal or reduction of <efforts to relieve world hunger>
3 : to release from a post or duty <relieve a sentry>
4 : to break the sameness of <a black dress relieved by a white collar>
5 : to put or stand out in relief : set off by contrast (as in sculpture or painting)
6 : to discharge the bladder or bowels of (oneself)
- re·liev·er noun

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