"relieves" in the verb sense
1. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage
provide physical relief, as from pain
"This pill will relieve your headaches"
2. take over, relieve
free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
3. exempt, relieve, free
grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
"She exempted me from the exam"
4. still, allay, relieve, ease
lessen the intensity of or calm
"The news eased my conscience"
"still the fears"
5. salvage, salve, relieve, save
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
6. unbosom, relieve
relieve oneself of troubling information
7. remedy, relieve
provide relief for
"remedy his illness"
free from a burden, evil, or distress
take by stealing
"The thief relieved me of $100"
10. excuse, relieve, let off, exempt
grant exemption or release to
"Please excuse me from this class"
11. relieve, lighten
alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
"relieve the pressure and the stress"
"lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"
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