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Translation of "relief" - English-Spanish dictionary

relief

noun [no plural]   /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.
(Definition 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.
(Definition of relief from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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