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