What does the word alleviate mean?

Usage examples for alleviate

  1. It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institution of private property. – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  2. I have repeatedly requested my father to alleviate or modify it, but he has invariably refused. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. I was so dumfounded that I could offer Gwen no word of comfort to alleviate this sudden shock. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood