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RELIEF





Definition:

  1. [noun] the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
    Synonyms: alleviation, assuagement

  2. [noun] the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
    Synonyms: ease

  3. [noun] (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

  4. [noun] someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
    Synonyms: stand-in, substitute, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in

  5. [noun] assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
    Synonyms: succor, succour, ministration

  6. [noun] a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
    Synonyms: respite, rest, rest period

  7. [noun] a change for the better
    Synonyms: easing, moderation

  8. [noun] aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"

  9. [noun] the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
    Synonyms: easing, easement, alleviation

  10. [noun] sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
    Synonyms: relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural

  11. [noun] the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"

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