Part of speech: verb

To make lighter or easier to bear; relieve; mitigate.

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Usage examples "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", Oscar Wilde.
  2. I have repeatedly requested my father to alleviate or modify it, but he has invariably refused. - "The Firm of Girdlestone", 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", Severy, Melvin Linwood.