- v. 救济；减轻；解除；偷
- vt. 缓解,消除,减少 lessen
- vt. 换班,换岗 take a duty from sb as a relief
provide physical relief, as from pain;
"This pill will relieve your headaches"
free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to;
"She exempted me from the exam"
lessen the intensity of or calm;
"The news eased my conscience"
"still the fears"
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
relieve oneself of troubling information
provide relief for;
"remedy his illness"
free from a burden, evil, or distress
take by stealing;
"The thief relieved me of $100"
grant exemption or release to;
"Please excuse me from this class"
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"
- The Government acted quickly to relieve the widespread distress caused by the earthquake.
- This medicine will relieve your headache.
- The route was designed to relieve traffic congestion.
- The general was relieved of his command.
- He was relieved of his watch.
- The doctor often relieve the poor.
- He devoted himself to relieving the distressed.
- We did what we could to relieve the people in the flood-stricken areas.
- The doctors did their best to relieve the patient.
- He thinks it is his duty to relieve the sickness.
- Tears relieves her.
- The soldiers were sent to relieve the besieged city.
- They decided not to count on foreign aid to relieve the famine.
- They could suggest nothing to relieve the crisis.
- Rather than relieving the situation, his action aggravated it.
- His humorous remark relieved the tension in the room.
- The good news relieved us.
- It would relieve my mind if some sort of understanding was reached between us.
- No words can relieve her sorrow.
- Shout if you want to, it will relieve your feelings.
- They can also relieve spasm.
- Can you give me something to relieve my headache?
- They are effective in relieving pain.
- Cool water relieves the pain of minor burns.
- He will relieve a sickness teacher tomorrow.
- Anxiety may be relieved by talking to a friend.
- They were relieved at the news.
- She felt relieved at the prospect.
- The brown hills are relieved by patches of green.
- The guard will be relieved at midnight.
- You will be relieved at 12.
- The sentry is relieved at regular intervals.
- We were relieved to hear that she was out of danger.
- I was relieved to see them back.
- I was relieved to see that he seemed almost himself again.
- She seemed relieved that things were better.
- Mother was relieved that you had come back safely.
- Now she looked relieved that she began to talk about her life in the countryside.
- relieve against (v.+prep.)
在…的映衬下 be in the reflect
relieve sth against sth
The mountain is relieved against the blue sky.
The picture is relieved against the background.
- relieve from (v.+prep.)
将(某人)免职 dismiss (sb) from (a position, often responsible)
- relieve of (v.+prep.)
盗取(某人)的(东西) humor to rob (sb) of (sth)
- relieve oneself
上厕所 pass water or empty the bowels
- relieve the boy's arm of pain 减轻了孩子手臂的疼痛
- relieve economically 经济上减轻
- relieve effectually 有效地减轻
- relieve greatly 大为减轻
- relieve nationally 民族地去除
- relieve painlessly 无痛地除去
- relieve spiritually 精神上减轻
- relieve ultimately 最后解除
Behold the hand..Stretch'd to relieve the..Poor.出自： Pope
Neither trees nor bushes to relieve the eye from the russet..of absolute sterility.出自： Sir W. Scott
The successes of convergent Allied Armies in North Africa would relieve Malta.出自： D. Fraser
- relieve from, relieve of
- 前者指解除或减轻痛苦、忧虑、危险,强调状态; 后者指解脱沉重的负担、包袱等,强调对象。
- relieve, comfort, soothe
- comfort指用鼓舞、安慰、希望减少别人的痛苦、伤悲; relieve指能暂时减少些痛苦,以便能容易忍受; soothe意思是缓和痛苦,使其镇静一些。例如:
- He always does what he can to comfort those who are in trouble.
- This is a drug that relieves headaches.
- He'd got very annoyed about it, and it took all her tact to soothe him down.
- 他对此非常生气,她使出各种乖巧的 方法才使他平静下来。
- relieve, free, release
- He released her arm.他放开了她的手臂。
- The missile was automatically released by the computer.这枚导弹是通过计算机自动发射的。
- It will relieve them of a tremendous burden.这将给他们解除一个巨大的负担。
- I wanted to relieve myself of these duties as soon as possible.我想尽快从这些责任中解脱出来。
- relieve, allay, alleviate, assuage, lighten, mitigate
- relieve指减轻负担、灾难、痛苦或恐惧,强调使能忍受或忘却; allay一般指减轻到确实消痛或压惊的地步,但不一定完全消除; alleviate强调暂时或部分地缓解; assuage专指平息或缓和怒气等强烈的情绪,也可指把痛苦减轻到可以忍受的程度; lighten指减轻负荷或重压,从而产生轻松的影响; mitigate指缓和痛苦等的强度,但不一定暗示减轻到可以忍受的程度。
- ☆ 1300年进入英语，直接源自古法语的relever，意为救济，减轻；最初源自古典拉丁语的relevare：re- + levare (激励，减轻），意为救济，减轻。
- alleviate 减轻
- ease 容易
- mitigate 减轻
- reduce 减少
- release 释放
- substitute for 代替
- replace 取代
- dismiss 开除
- let go 放开, 松手
- sack 袋子
- discharge 排出
- fire 火
- assuage 缓和
- allay 减轻
- exempt 免除的
- free 自由的
- soothe 缓和
- salve 药膏
- comfort 舒适
- remedy 治疗法
- relax 休息
- help 帮助
- spell 拼写
- rid 摆脱
- appease 安抚
- abate 缓和
- unburden 发泄
- disembarrass 使免于受窘
- pacify 使 ... 平静
- aid 援助
- calm 平静的
- lessen 减少
- assist 帮助
- strengthen 加强
- break 打碎
- vary 改变
- respite 暂缓
- shift 移动
- modify 修改
- interrupt 打断
- succour 救助
- support 支持
- redress 赔偿
- diminish 减少
- take 拿
- reinforce 加固
- cure 治疗
- attend 出席
- treat 对待
- doctor 博士
- correct 正确的
- silence 沉默
- satisfy 使满意
- solace 安慰
- lighten 使轻松，变得轻松...
- loosen 松开
- soften (使)变柔和
- set free 释放
- lower 低的
- set 放置
- take over 接收
- let off 放（炮、烟火等）...
- still 静止的
- palliate 减轻
- save 救
- salvage 救助
- unbosom 吐露心事
- console 安慰
- excuse 原谅
- intensify 增强