[ rel-uh-vey; French ruh luh-vey ]
/ ˌrɛl əˈveɪ; French rələˈveɪ /
a rising up onto full point or half point from the flat of the feet.
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of relevé
1925–30; < French: literally, raised, past participle of relever; see relieve
Words nearby relevé
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Example sentences from the Web for releve
Appius Claudius et senex et cæcus, a father full of wisedome can releve the state of decaying Rome.