verb (used with object), al·le·vi·at·ed, al·le·vi·at·ing.
- alley cat
Origin of alleviate
Examples from the Web for alleviate
Practicing yoga, studies show, can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Nor will it alleviate the life-threatening concerns of those living in the conflict zone.
“We can use rooftop solar to alleviate areas where supply is restrained,” he said.
Most of them remain chained to their smartphones, scrutinizing the market to alleviate deal-making withdrawal symptoms.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag|Robert Gold|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a cocktail of PTSD meds failed to alleviate his symptoms, Kiernan says he was looking for a way out.Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?|Abby Haglage|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perpetual motion was required to alleviate the agony of fury that seized upon the Cagots at such times.An Accursed Race|Elizabeth Gaskell
How properly to alleviate the troubles of the poor is one of the greatest troubles of the rich.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
Consider also my bodily affliction and take it away or alleviate it by Thy comfort.The Little Treasure of Prayers|Anonymous
I can assure you that the Government are fully aware of the distress which prevails, and will do all they can to alleviate it.The Revolution in Tanner's Lane|Mark Rutherford
Regulations were also adopted, both to prevent accidents on the coast, and to alleviate misfortunes when they had occurred.
Word Origin for alleviate
late 15c., from Middle French allevier or directly from Late Latin alleviatus, past participle of alleviare "to lighten," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + levis "light" in weight (see lever). Related: Alleviated; alleviating.