Definition of alleviate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    alleviate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈliviˌeɪt//
     
    alleviate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they alleviate
     
    he / she / it alleviates
     
    past simple alleviated
     
    -ing form alleviating
     
     
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  1. 1to make something less severe synonym ease
  2. 2 to alleviate suffering A number of measures were taken to alleviate the problem.
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NAmE//əˌliviˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the alleviation of poverty
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