What does the word relieve mean?

Usage examples for relieve

  1. No, no; I must relieve you of all that, until- Well now, I'll leave you for to- day. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  2. Oh, why didn't something happen to relieve the tension. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  3. It will relieve you. – Washington Square by Henry James