Today’s Word: alleviate

February 13, 2017 =========

☆  alleviate  和らげる


Today’s word is a formal word, meaning that you alleviate pain or suffering, by doing something to make it less intense or severe. For example:

These days, there are many ways to alleviate back pain.
The government is discussing the problem of alleviating poverty.
My sunglasses are not helping to alleviate the glare from the sun today!
She rang her family every day to alleviate her guilty conscience.

If you’re not sure that you want to use “alleviate” you can also use any of these words: ease, lessen, lighten, reduce, or relieve.