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English definition of “relieve”

relieve

verb (HELP)    /rɪˈliːv/
[T] to provide relief for a bad situation or for people in need: emergency food aid to help relieve the famine Making things betterBecoming better [T] to take the place of someone and continue doing their job or duties : I'm on duty until 2 p.m. and then Peter is coming to relieve me.Replacing and exchanging [T] formal to free a place that has been surrounded by an enemy army by military force : An armoured battalion was sent to relieve the besieged town .Attacking and invading
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