- [S][U](痛苦等)缓解,减轻,解除 lessening or ending of pain, distress, etc.
- [U]轻松,宽慰 thing that reduces tension, relieves monotony or brings pleasing variety
- [C]换班〔接替〕人,加班〔增开〕的车 person taking over or following after another's turn of duty; bus, train, etc. supplementing a regular service
- [U]援助,救济 assistance
the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced;
"as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
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"
(law) redress awarded by a court;
"was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
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"
assistance in time of difficulty;
"the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
a pause for relaxation;
"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
a change for the better
aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped;
"he has been on relief for many years"
the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance);
"he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged;
"he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"
- The pills gave her some relief.
- This medicine will give you quick relief.
- A doctor's life is consecrated to the relief of suffering.
- His jokes provided some comic relief in what was really a dull speech.
- The young man carved a figure in low relief.
- Relief was quickly sent to the sufferers from the great fire.
- It was a great relief to find that my family was all safe.
- The relief driver has got here.
- This medicine will give you some relief.
- A doctor's task is to work for the relief of patient's suffering.
- They send relief to those who made homeless by floods.
- His words provided some comic relief in what was really a dull speech.
- The relief for the military guard is expected soon.
- They had to provide a relief bus because there were so many passengers.
- afford〔express〕 relief 给予〔表示〕安慰
- bring relief to sb 解除某人的痛苦
- derive relief from 从…得到宽慰
- grant〔need〕 relief 给予〔需要〕宽慰
- provide relief for refugees 救济难民
- receive〔seek〕 relief 接受〔寻找〕安慰
- great〔immense, much〕 relief 极大的安慰
- necessary〔unnecessary〕 relief 必要〔不必要〕的安慰
- permanent relief 永久的解脱
- temporary relief 暂时的缓解
- tax relief 免税
- stand by as sb's relief 站在旁边准备接替某人
- be in need of relief 需要救济
- heave a sigh of relief 松一口气
- to one's relief 使某人松了一口气
It would be a relief to sit down and have a good cry.出自： L. M. Montgomery
Mrs Pratchett was alive! The relief was tremendous.出自： R. Dahl
To her great relief she..had not been sent back to school.出自： J. Briggs
Some just hoped for relief from misery.出自： R. Dinnage
The face of the block..is carved in relief.出自： A. Ure
- relief, help
- 这两个词都有“帮助”的意思:同relief相比, help提供的帮助有更加急迫需要的意思,并带有出于好心慷慨施予的含义。
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的relief，意为帮助。