different between relievedly vs relieve




relieved +? -ly


  • (UK) IPA(key): /???li?v.?d.li/


relievedly (comparative more relievedly, superlative most relievedly)

  1. In a manner showing relief.

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From Old French relever, specifically from the conjugated forms such as (jeo) relieve (I lift up), and its source, Latin relevo (to lift up, lighten, relieve, alleviate), combined form of re- (back) + levo (to lift). Compare levant, levity, etc.


  • IPA(key): /???li?v/
  • Rhymes: -i?v


relieve (third-person singular simple present relieves, present participle relieving, simple past and past participle relieved)

  1. (transitive) To ease (a person, person's thoughts etc.) from mental distress; to stop (someone) feeling anxious or worried, to alleviate the distress of. [from 14th c.]
  2. (transitive) To ease (someone, a part of the body etc.) or give relief from physical pain or discomfort. [from 14th c.]
  3. (transitive) To alleviate (pain, distress, mental discomfort etc.). [from 14th c.]
  4. (transitive) To provide comfort or assistance to (someone in need, especially in poverty). [from 14th c.]
  5. (obsolete) To lift up; to raise again. [15th-17th c.]
  6. (now rare) To raise (someone) out of danger or from (a specified difficulty etc.). [from 15th c.]
  7. (law) To free (someone) from debt or legal obligations; to give legal relief to. [from 15th c.]
    This shall not relieve either Party of any obligations.
  8. To bring military help to (a besieged town); to lift the siege on. [from 16th c.]
  9. To release (someone) from or of a difficulty, unwanted task, responsibility etc. [from 16th c.]
  10. (military, job) To free (someone) from their post, task etc. by taking their place. [from 16th c.]
  11. (now rare) To make (something) stand out; to make prominent, bring into relief. [from 18th c.]
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.76:
      The henna should be deeply dyed to make / The skin relieved appear more fairly fair []
    • 1927, Countee Cullen, From the Dark Tower:
      The night whose sable breast relieves the stark / White stars is no less lovely being dark
  12. (reflexive) To go to the toilet; to defecate or urinate. [from 20th c.]


  • (to alleviate pain, ease): liss

Derived terms

  • relieve oneself

Related terms


Further reading

  • relieve in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • relieve in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.



  • IPA(key): /re?ljebe/, [re?lje.??e]


relieve m (plural relieves)

  1. relief (protrusion)

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “relieve” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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