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relieve

[ ri-leev ]
/ r瑟藞liv /
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verb (used without object), re路lieved, re路liev路ing.
Baseball. to act as a relief pitcher: He relieved in 52 games for the Pirates last season.
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Idioms about relieve

    to relieve oneself, to urinate or defecate.

Origin of relieve

First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English releven from Middle French relever 鈥渢o raise,鈥 from Latin relev膩re 鈥渢o reduce the load of, lighten,鈥 equivalent to re- 鈥渁gain, again and again鈥+ lev膩re 鈥渢o raise,鈥 derivative of levis 鈥渓ight in weight鈥; see re-

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1-3. See comfort.

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British Dictionary definitions for relieve

relieve
/ (r瑟藞li藧v) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of relieve

relievable, adjective

Word Origin for relieve

C14: from Old French relever, from Latin relev膩re to lift up, relieve, from re- + lev膩re to lighten
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