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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 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.
(Definition of relief from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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