alleviate 緩和する

October 31, 2016 =========

☆   alleviate  緩和する


If you alleviate pain, suffering, or an unpleasant situation, you make it less intense, or less severe. This is a formal word, and you’ll often hear it used by doctors, who might tell their patient ways that they can alleviate pain. You might also hear it in political news, such as the government is trying to alleviate the problem of poverty or unemployment.

It is a formal word, but you can still use it in everyday English. However, if you’d like an alternative word, it would depend on the situation, but you could use any of these: ease, lessen, lighten, reduce, relieve or soothe.

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