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Alleviate

v. t.

1) To lighten or lessen the force or weight of.

2) To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; -- opposed to aggravate.

3) To extenuate; to palliate.

Examples Sentences for

Alleviate

1) II, pp. 205-6) FOOL OF QUALITY / SANDFORD AND MERTON 65 It is hard for a modern reader to swallow Mr Barlow's pre­ sumption in generously commending and encouraging on the basis of people being deserving poor, although the rhet­ oric of our own time and place often seems not too far removed from Mr Barlow's The passage continues: Those, that had been ill, he assisted with such little necessaries, as tended to Alleviate their pains, and diffuse a gleam of chearfulness over their sufferings.
2) How pitiable then must be the state of a fellow creature, who is at once tortured by bodily suffering and destitute of every cir­ cumstance which can Alleviate it; who sees around him a family that are not only incapable of assisting their parent, but destined to want the common necessaries of life, the moment he intermits his daily labours!
3) On the other hand, THOSE qualities which serve to Alleviate the existence of sufferers are brought into prominence and flooded with light; it is here that sympathy, the kind, helping hand, the warm heart, patience, diligence, humility, and friendliness attain to honour; for here these are the most useful qualities, and almost the only means of supporting the burden of existence.
4) II, pp. 205-6) FOOL OF QUALITY / SANDFORD AND MERTON 65 It is hard for a modern reader to swallow Mr Barlow's pre­ sumption in generously commending and encouraging on the basis of people being deserving poor, although the rhet­ oric of our own time and place often seems not too far removed from Mr Barlow's The passage continues: Those, that had been ill, he assisted with such little necessaries, as tended to Alleviate their pains, and diffuse a gleam of chearfulness over their sufferings.
5) When he has ascertained that the culprit is not one of his servants nor his nephew, he holds the rest of the talk in private, for in all particulars of refined or coarse treatment, he would Alleviate or aggravate according to the rank of the offender.
6) Before his death he was in constant pain , unable to Alleviate it , and would spend his days in prayer
7) How pitiable then must be the state of a fellow creature, who is at once tortured by bodily suffering and destitute of every cir­ cumstance which can Alleviate it; who sees around him a family that are not only incapable of assisting their parent, but destined to want the common necessaries of life, the moment he intermits his daily labours!
8) It got people out of the cities, onto UN farming reservations, which helped Alleviate some urban problems.
9) When he has ascertained that the culprit is not one of his servants nor his nephew, he holds the rest of the talk in private, for in all particulars of refined or coarse treatment, he would Alleviate or aggravate according to the rank of the offender.
10) It got people out of the cities, onto UN farming reservations, which helped Alleviate some urban problems.
11) On the other hand, THOSE qualities which serve to Alleviate the existence of sufferers are brought into prominence and flooded with light; it is here that sympathy, the kind, helping hand, the warm heart, patience, diligence, humility, and friendliness attain to honour; for here these are the most useful qualities, and almost the only means of supporting the burden of existence.