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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
relieve /ri'li:v/
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm an tâm, làm yên lòng, làm dịu, làm khuây khoả, an ủi
      • to relieve someone's mind: làm ai an tâm
      • to feel relieved: cảm thấy yên lòng
    • làm nhẹ bớt, giảm bớt (gánh nặng, lo âu, phiền muộn...)
      • to relieve someone's anxiety: làm cho ai bớt lo âu
      • to relieve someone of his load: làm nhẹ bớt gánh nặng cho ai, cất gánh nặng cho ai
      • to relieve someone's of his position: cách chức ai
      • to relieve one's feelings: nói hết cho hả dạ, nói hết ý nghĩ của mình cho nhẹ người
      • to relieve someone of his cash (purse): (đùa cợt) đỡ nhẹ túi tiền của ai
    • giúp đỡ, cứu giúp, cứu trợ
    • giải vây
      • the town was relieved: thành phố đã được giải vây
    • đổi (gác)
    • (kỹ thuật) khai thông
    • làm cho vui lên, làm cho đỡ đều đều tử nhạt, làm cho đỡ căng thẳng
    • ngoại động từ
      • đắp (khắc, chạm) nổi
      • nêu bật lên, làm nổi bật lên (trên một cái nền nào đó...)
    Concise Dictionary
    +provide physical relief, as from pain
    +free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    +grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
    +lessen the intensity of or calm
    +save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    +relieve oneself of troubling information
    +alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
    +provide relief for
    +free from a burden, evil, or distress
    +take by stealing
    +grant exemption or release to

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 ease, lessen, reduce, diminish, abate, lift, raise, alleviate, mitigate, palliate, soften, soothe:
    Business will suffer if nothing is done to relieve the burden of high interest rates. The doctor gave me something to relieve the pain.
    2 disburden, free, rid, liberate, disencumber, unburden, rescue, save, release:
    Winning the lottery relieved me of any immediate worries of poverty.
    3 help, aid, assist, support, succour, rescue, save, deliver:
    Will the cavalry arrive in time to relieve the fort, which is under attack?
    4 stand in (for), replace, substitute for, take over for or from, US spell, Colloq sub for:
    I thought you were coming to relieve me at noon.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + verb [VN]
    1 to remove or reduce an unpleasant feeling or pain: to relieve the symptoms of a cold + to relieve anxiety / guilt / stress + Being able to tell the truth at last seemed to relieve her.
    2 to make a problem less serious: efforts to relieve famine in Africa + to relieve traffic congestion / unemployment
    3 to make sth less boring, especially by introducing sth different: We played cards to relieve the boredom of the long wait. + The black and white pattern is relieved by tiny coloured flowers.
    4 to replace sb who is on duty: to relieve a driver / sentry + You'll be relieved at six o'clock.
    5 to free a town, etc. from an enemy army that has surrounded it
    6 ~ yourself a polite way of referring to going to the toilet: I had to relieve myself behind a bush.
    Phrasal Verbs: relieve sb of sth
    1 to help sb by taking sth heavy or difficult from them: Let me relieve you of some of your bags. + The new secretary will relieve us of some of the paperwork.
    2 (informal, ironic) to steal sth from sb: A boy with a knife relieved him of his wallet.
    3 to dismiss sb from a job, position, etc: General Beale was relieved of his command.
    Collocation Dictionary




    attempt to, try to
    trying to relieve the symptoms of depression
    | help (to)
    Her jokes helped to relieve the tension.
    | be designed to, be intended to
    Respite care is intended to relieve parents temporarily of the burden of caring for severely disabled children.

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