Relief

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Relief->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ relief
relief
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ deliverance
deliverance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ refreshment
refreshment
&c. 689
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ easement
easement
softening
alleviation
mitigation
palliation
soothing
lullaby
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ solace
solace
consolation
comfort
encouragement
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ lenitive
lenitive
restorative
&c.(remedy) 662
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ cushion
cushion
&c. 215
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ crumb of comfort
crumb of comfort
balm in Gilead
PARAG:Relief->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ relieve
relieve
ease
alleviate
mitigate
palliate
soothe
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ salve
salve
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ soften
soften
soften down
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ foment
foment
stupe
poultice
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ assuage
assuage
allay
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cheer
cheer
comfort
console
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ enliven
enliven
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ encourage
encourage
bear up
pat on the back
give comfort
set at ease
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ gladden the heart
gladden the heart
cheer the heart
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ inspirit
inspirit
invigorate
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ remedy
remedy
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ cure
cure
&c.(restore) 660
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ refresh
refresh
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ pour balm into
pour balm into
pour oil on
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ smooth the ruffled brow of care
smooth the ruffled brow of care
temper the wind to the shorn lamb
lay the flattering unction to one's soul
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ disburden
disburden
&c.(free) 705
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ take off a load of care
take off a load of care
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ be relieved
be relieved
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ breathe more freely
breathe more freely
draw a long breath
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ take comfort
take comfort
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ dry the tears
dry the tears
dry the eyes
wipe the tears
wipe the eyes
PARAG:Relief->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ relieving
relieving
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ consolatory
consolatory
soothing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ assuaging
assuaging
assuasive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ balmy
balmy
balsamic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ lenitive
lenitive
palliative
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ anodyne
anodyne
&c.(remedial) 662
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ curative
curative
&c. 660

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  • relief — [ rəljɛf ] n. m. • 1050; de relever « enlever, relever », d apr. l a. forme tonique je relief I ♦ Vx Ce qu on enlève d une table servie. Mod., au plur. ⇒ reste. Les reliefs de la table. « des reliefs d ortolans » (La Fontaine). ♢ Fig. Les reliefs …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • relief — re‧lief [rɪˈliːf] noun 1. [uncountable] when a bad situation is reduced or stops for a time: • Any sign of relief from price pressures will be welcome news for the economy. 2. money, food, clothes etc given to people who are poor or hungry: • a… …   Financial and business terms

  • relief — re·lief n: redress, assistance, or protection given by law esp. from a court should state what relief the plaintiff seeks: as a: release from obligation or duty relief from judgment b: an order from a court granting a particular remedy (as return …   Law dictionary

  • relief — RELIÉF, reliefuri, s.n. 1. Configuraţie a suprafeţei terestre constituită din totalitatea neregularităţilor de forme pozitive sau negative considerate faţă de un plan de referinţă general sau local. 2. Ridicătură, proeminenţă pe o suprafaţă. ♢… …   Dicționar Român

  • relief — Relief. s. m. Bosse eminente en ouvrage de Poterie, de fonte ou de Sculpture. Relief entier ou haut relief, qui est de l épaisseur de toute la figure, demi relief, qui est moins que la moitié des images de relief entier. Ouvrage à demi relief, à… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • relief — Relief, m. acut. Descend du verbe Relever, composé de Re, qui signifie Derechef, et lever, car il se dit d une chose chute, de sorte que Relever est remettre en son estant une chose qui en est deschute. Et se prend Relief ores pour le benefice du …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Relief — Re*lief (r? l?f ), n. [OE. relef, F. relief, properly, a lifting up, a standing out. See {Relieve}, and cf. {Basrelief}, {Rilievi}.] 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • relief — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress. 2) a cause of relief. 3) the action of relieving. 4) (usu. light relief) a temporary break in a generally tense or boring situation. 5) financial or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Relief — Sn Abbildung mit erhabener bzw. vertiefter Oberfläche per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. relief m., eigentlich Hervorheben , zu frz. relever hochheben, aufheben , dieses aus l. relevāre, zu l. levāre heben, wegheben,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • relief — [ri lēf′] n. [ME releef < OFr relief < relever: see RELIEVE] 1. a) an easing, as of pain, discomfort, or anxiety b) a lightening of a burden, as of taxation, oppression, etc. 2. anything that lessens tension or strain, or offers a pleasing… …   English World dictionary

  • Relief — (franz., spr. rölheff, ital. riliēvo), erhabene Arbeit, diejenige Gattung der Bildnerei, welche die Figuren aus einer Ebene oder vertieften Fläche, dem Grunde, erhaben heraustreten läßt. Das R. bildet eine Mittelgattung zwischen der eigentlichen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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