verb (used with object), al·le·vi·at·ed, al·le·vi·at·ing.
Origin of alleviate
Examples from the Web for alleviating
To present the GOP as a party committed to alleviating party.Paul Ryan’s Proposed War on Poverty Is Hobbled by Conservative Ideology|Jamelle Bouie|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And we believe what we are doing is alleviating our dependence on fossil fuels.A New Project Makes Owning an Ecofriendly Smart House Possible for More Than Just the 1 Percent|Edward Ferguson|August 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Worcester is rich in charitable institutions and revenues for alleviating the distresses of poverty.Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century|T. C. Turberville
Some snow that covered the ground was eagerly devoured, but increased, instead of alleviating, their sufferings.
Busby, however, with a sick man's reluctance to admit any alleviating circumstance in his case, was not so sure about that.Peccavi|E. W. Hornung
It was unquestionable but the realization of her own loveliness, and her new attire had an alleviating influence upon Maria.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He said such men are never public benefactors, that, in truth, they care nothing about alleviating human ills or prolonging life.White Dandy; or, Master and I|Velma Caldwell Melville
British Dictionary definitions for alleviating
Word Origin for alleviate
Word Origin and History for alleviating
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.