Translation of "relief" - English-Spanish dictionary

relief

noun [ no plural ] uk /rɪˈliːf/

the good feeling that you have when something bad stops or does not happen

alivio
It was such a relief when the exams were over.

(Translation of “relief” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

relief

noun /rəˈliːf/

a lessening or stopping of pain, worry, boredom etc

alivio
When you have a headache, an aspirin can bring relief
He gave a sigh of relief
It was a great relief to find nothing had been stolen.

help (eg food) given to people in need of it

auxilio, socorro
famine relief
(also adjective) A relief fund has been set up to send supplies to the refugees.

a person who takes over some job or task from another person, usually after a given period of time

relevo
The bus-driver was waiting for his relief
(also adjective) a relief driver.

the act of freeing a town etc from siege

liberación
the relief of Mafeking.

a way of carving etc in which the design is raised above the level of its background

relieve
a carving in relief.
relieve /-v/ verb

to lessen or stop (pain, worry etc)

aliviar
The doctor gave him some drugs to relieve the pain
Aid is being sent to relieve the hardship of the refugees.

to take over a job or task from

relevar, sustituir
You guard the door first, and I’ll relieve you in two hours.

to dismiss (a person) from his job or position

despedir
He was relieved of his post/duties.

to take (something heavy, difficult etc) from someone

quitar, librar de (un peso, una carga, etc)
May I relieve you of that heavy case?
The new gardener relieved the old man of the burden of cutting the grass.

to come to the help of (a town etc which is under siege or attack).

socorrer, auxiliar
relieved adjective

no longer anxious or worried

aliviado
I was relieved to hear you had arrived safely.

(Translation of “relief” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)