alleviated Definition

  • 1to make something less severe or intense
  • 2to provide relief from pain or a problem

Using alleviated: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "alleviated" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The medication alleviated her headache.

  • Example

    His apology did little to alleviate the situation.

  • Example

    The new policy is expected to alleviate traffic congestion.

alleviated Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for alleviated

Antonyms for alleviated

Phrases with alleviated

  • alleviate poverty

    to reduce or eliminate poverty


    The government's program aims to alleviate poverty in rural areas.

  • to reduce or eliminate physical or emotional pain


    The hospital's mission is to alleviate suffering and promote healing.

  • to reduce or eliminate mental or emotional strain


    Yoga and meditation can help alleviate stress and anxiety.

Origins of alleviated

from Late Latin 'alleviatus', past participle of 'alleviare', meaning 'to lighten'


Summary: alleviated in Brief

To 'alleviate' [uh-lee-vee-ey-tid] means to make something less severe or intense, or to provide relief from pain or a problem. It is often used in medical contexts, as in 'The medication alleviated her headache,' but can also refer to broader issues like poverty or stress. Synonyms include 'ease,' 'relieve,' and 'lessen,' while antonyms include 'aggravate' and 'intensify.'