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alleviate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalleviateal‧le‧vi‧ate /əˈliːvieɪt/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 REDUCEto make something less painful or difficult to deal withalleviate the problem/situation/suffering etc 🔊 a new medicine to alleviate the symptoms of flu 🔊 measures to alleviate povertyalleviation /əˌliːviˈeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
alleviateIt works immediately to alleviate cracking and smooth away dryness and scaling.Clinton also asked Glickman to report back within 30 days with recommendations to help alleviate debt problems afflicting cattle producers.Kino was a great humanitarian who sought to alleviate hunger wherever he went.Many conditions associated with old age can be treated and alleviated, if not cured.Heavy rains in March alleviated the drought conditions.Western aid has helped to alleviate the situation in northern India.Bee stings have been known to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.You can't cure a common cold, but you can alleviate the symptoms.Warming up will alleviate the tension and ground your thoughts.alleviate the problem/situation/suffering etcBut some tablets were kindly provided and they did alleviate the problem.I have one or two suggestions to add to those advanced by the hon. Gentleman in an attempt to alleviate the problem.I was almost tempted to tie an old-fashioned strap around the headstock to alleviate the problem.Internationalization, it was believed, would alleviate the problem.The adjutant general of Virginia believed that some means of insuring a speedy response from the militia might alleviate the problem.The consensus of opinion is that a modular approach alleviates the problem.You and others can almost always do something to alleviate the situation.Dare one hope that the Murrey Report will have alleviated the situation by the time these words are read?
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Verb table
alleviate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyalleviate
he, she, italleviates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyalleviated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave alleviated
he, she, ithas alleviated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad alleviated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill alleviate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have alleviated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam alleviating
he, she, itis alleviating
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you, we, theyare alleviating
Past
I, he, she, itwas alleviating
you, we, theywere alleviating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been alleviating
he, she, ithas been alleviating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been alleviating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be alleviating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been alleviating
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