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English definition of “relieve”


verb [T]     /rɪˈliːv/
to take action to improve a difficult situation : If China and other Asian economies let their currencies rise , this will relieve pressure on the euro . The campaign has fallen short of its goal of relieving the burden of unsustainable debt on the poorest countries . relieve a burden / strain relieve congestion/overcrowding Opening the route to truckers would relieve congestion on other roadways.
(Definition of relieve verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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