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Verb: alleviate  u'lee-vee,eyt
  1. Provide physical relief, as from pain
    "This pill will alleviate your headaches";
    - relieve, palliate, assuage
  2. Make easier
    "you could alleviate the process by sharing your knowledge";
    - facilitate, ease

Derived forms: alleviated, alleviates, alleviating

Type of: aid, ameliorate, amend, assist, better, help, improve, meliorate, mend