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Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofrelevar.
See the entry forrelevo.
-I relieve
Presentyoconjugation ofrelevar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (military)
a. to relieve
Soldado, relevará al centinela en cuatro horas.Private, you will relieve the sentry in four hours.
2. (to stand in for)
a. to take over from
Raúl Castro relevó a su hermano Fidel como presidente de Cuba.Raul Castro took over from his brother Fidel as the president of Cuba.
b. to replace
Relevé a mi padre en la empresa familiar cuando su salud empeoró.I replaced my father in the family business when his health deteriorated.
c. to substitute
Yo relevé a la profesora de inglés mientras estuvo de licencia por maternidad.I substituted the English teacher while she was away on maternity leave.
3. (to dismiss)
a. to remove
El Presidente relevó al Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores por el escándalo de corrupción.The President removed the Secretary of Foreign Affairs over the corruption scandal.
b. to relieve
Con la denuncia por maltrato de alumnos, la profesora corre el riesgo de que la releven de su cargo.Given the complaint regarding her mistreatment of students, the professor runs the risk of being relieved of her post.
4. (to exempt)
a. to free
Mi madre me relevó de hacer la tarea porque me dolía la cabeza.My mother freed me from doing my homework because my head hurt.
b. to relieve
El jefe releva al empleado del mes de las tareas más tediosas y aburridas.The boss relieves the employee of the month from the more boring and tedious tasks.
c. to exonerate
Mi hermano regresó a la ciudad y me relevó de la responsabilidad de cuidar a nuestro padre enfermo solo.My brother returned to the city and exonerated me from the responsibility of caring for our sick father on my own.
5. (to evaluate) (River Plate)
a. to survey
Las autoridades relevaron el estado de las viviendas afectadas por el temporal.The authorities surveyed the condition of the houses affected by the storm.
b. to assess
El ministro viajará a la zona de desastre para relevar la situación personalmenteThe minister will travel to the disaster area in order to assess the situation personally.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sustituir)
a. to relieve, to take over from
2. (destituir)
a. to dismiss
b. to relieve
3. (eximir)
a. to free
4. (sports)
a. to substitute
5. (en relevos)
a. to take over from
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transitive verb
1 (Mil) [+guardia] to relieve; [+colega] to replace; substitute for
relevar la guardia to relieve the guard
2 (destituir)
relevar a algn de un cargo to remove sb from office; ser relevado de su mando to be relieved of one's command
3 (dispensar)
relevar a algn de una obligación to relieve sb of a duty; free sb from an obligation; relevar a algn de hacer algo to free sb from the obligation to do sth; relevar a algn de la culpa to exonerate sb; free sb from blame
4 (Técnica) to emboss
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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