aliviar

aliviar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to mitigate)
a. to relieve
Esta medicina alivia el dolor de cabeza.This medicine relieves headaches.
b. to ease
La morfina se usa para aliviar dolor extremo.Morphine is used to ease extreme pain.
c. to soothe
Las palabras del doctor diciéndome que estaba sana me aliviaron mucho.I was soothed by the doctor's words telling me that I was healthy.
d. to alleviate
Es bueno llorar para aliviar tu pena.Crying is good to alleviate your sorrow.
2. (to make less heavy)
a. to lighten
Te ayudo con unas cosas para aliviar el peso de tu maleta.I'll help you with some things to lighten the weight of your suitcase.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to steal)
a. to relieve of
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El ladrón me alivió de mi nuevo celular.The thief relieved me of my new cell phone.
aliviarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to mitigate)
a. to ease
Justo después de tomar la medicina, el dolor empezó a aliviarse.Just after taking the medicine, the pain started to ease.
5. (to heal)
a. to get better
Mi hijo estuvo enfermo un par de días, pero ya se alivió.My son was sick for a couple of days, but he has gotten better.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to deliver)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to give birth
Mi hermana se alivió el martes y ya está en casa con el bebé.My sister gave birth last Tuesday and she's already at home with the baby.
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aliviar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (atenuar)
a. to soothe
2. (aligerar; persona)
a. to relieve
3. (carga)
a. to lighten
aliviar
transitive verb
1 [+dolor, sufrimiento, problema] to ease; relieve
medidas para aliviar los efectos de la catástrofe measures to ease o relieve the effects of the disaster
2 [+carga, peso] to lighten
debes aliviar la carga del burro le cogí las bolsas para aliviarle la carga quieren aliviarle el peso de tanta responsabilidad
3 (consolar) to soothe
el vino alivia las penas wine soothes away your troubles; me alivia saberlo I'm pleased to hear it
me alivia que alguien me entienda
4
aliviar el paso to quicken one's step
5 (robar)
aliviar a algn de algo to relieve sb of sth (humorístico)
intransitive verb
(darse prisa) to speed up
pronominal verb
aliviarse
1 [+dolor] to ease
2 [+enfermo] to get better
¡que te alivies! get well soon!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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