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relief

relief(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (alleviation)
a. el alivio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The tornado changed direction, and started to move towards the sea. What a relief!El tornado cambió de dirección y se dirigió hacia el mar. ¡Qué alivio!
b. la tranquilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Much to everyone's relief, the girls had returned home safely.Para gran tranquilidad de todos, las chicas habían regresado a casa sanas y salvas.
2. (assistance)
a. la ayuda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Our houses are flooded, and the government hasn't sent us any relief.Nuestras casas están inundadas y el gobierno no nos ha enviado ninguna ayuda.
b. el auxilio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Efforts to provide relief to the survivors have been canceled due to bad weather.Los intentos de brindar auxilio a los sobrevivientes han sido cancelados debido al mal tiempo.
3. (military)
a. la liberación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The annual parade to commemorate the relief of the city will be held tomorrow.El desfile anual en conmemoración de la liberación de la ciudad tendrá lugar mañana.
4. (replacement)
a. el relevo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Sentries cannot abandon their position until their relief comes.Los centinelas no pueden abandonar su posición hasta que llegue su relevo.
5. (art)
a. el relieve
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The entrance of the palace is decorated with a very beautiful sculpture in relief.La entrada del palacio está decorada con una hermosa escultura en relieve.
6. (economy)
a. la desgravación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
If you work for the government, you can claim tax relief if you use your own vehicle for business.Si trabajas para el Estado, puedes reclamar una desgravación fiscal si usas tu propio auto para trabajar.
7. (legal)
a. el desagravio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The judge denied relief, relying in part on discrepancies in the testimony.El juez denegó el desagravio, basándose en parte en las discrepancias del testimonio.
b. la reparación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The judge awarded relief to neither party.El juez no concedió reparación a ninguna de las partes.
8. (geography)
a. el relieve
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The relief of this land makes farming difficult.El relieve de estas tierras no es propicio para la agricultura.
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relief
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in general)
a. el alivio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to bring relief to somebodyaliviar a alguien
that's a relief!¡qué alivio!
much to my reliefpara mi tranquilidad
2. (help)
a. el ayuda f, auxilio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
relief fundfondo de ayuda
3. (replacement)
a. el relevo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
4. (of besieged city, troops)
a. la liberación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
5. (art)
a. el relieve
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
in reliefen relieve
to throw something into reliefponer algo de relieve
relief mapmapa de relieve
relief [rɪˈliːf]
noun
1 (from pain, anxiety) alivio (m)
that's a relief! ¡qué alivio!; the news came as a great relief to her parents la noticia fue un gran alivio para sus padres; there was a sense of relief that the war was finally over todos sintieron un gran alivio cuando se supo que la guerra había terminado por fin; the relief of nasal congestion el alivio de la congestión nasal
he felt nothing but relief it was a relief when Clayton began talking again I saw with relief that the visitor was Mr Beden
to bring or give or provide relief from sth aliviar algo; drugs provide relief from the pain las drogas alivian el dolor
a self-help programme which can give lasting relief from the torment of hay fever medical treatment was excellent at providing short-term relief hot, moist compresses will bring quick relief
to heave or breathe a sigh of relief dar un suspiro de alivio
I breathed a sigh of relief that it was over at last Labour will be breathing a sigh of relief after yesterday's election result
to our (great) relief, she accepted para (gran) alivio nuestro, aceptó
to his relief a loud knock on the door spared him from giving an explanation to my relief, he found the suggestion acceptable
she almost wept with or in relief casi lloró del alivio que sintió
2 (from monotony)
it's a relief to get out of the office once in a while es un respiro salir de la oficina de vez en cuando
their visits were a relief from loneliness his brother was there to provide some [comic] relief it was one of the few sources of comic relief in an otherwise grim story
by way of light relief a modo de diversión
I found the play utterly depressing - the only light relief was provided when the actors forgot their lines
3 (aid) auxilio (m); ayuda (f)
a cricket match in aid of flood relief
disaster relief auxilio a las víctimas de una catástrofe
President Bush has requested $7.6 billion in disaster relief for storm victims in South Florida the government is to cut its spending on disaster relief to [come]/[go] to sb's relief, to [come]/[go] to the relief of sb
relief efforts have been hampered by the rains la lluvia ha dificultado las operaciones de auxilio
to [send] relief to sb dozens of aid committees co-operated in efforts to send relief to Poland British planes tried to send relief to the Kurds in Iraq sending relief is vital but not enough - a peacekeeping force must be considered
4 (state welfare)
to be on or get relief (US) recibir prestaciones de la seguridad social; poor relief (Britain) (Hist) socorro (m); beneficencia (f)
5 (Mil) [of town] liberación (f)
the relief of Khe Sanh began on April 1
6 (Art) (Geog) relieve (m)
magnificent reliefs by Donatello a medal with a low relief of the Virgin Mary
in relief en relieve
a globe of the world in relief
in high/low relief en alto/bajo relieve
a frieze of sculpted figures in high relief flamboyantly carved in low relief
to stand out in (bold or sharp or stark) relief against sth contrastar dramáticamente con algo
each crystal in the granite stood out in bold relief the incident still stands out in bold relief in his memory
to throw or bring sth into (sharp) relief poner algo de relieve; hacer resaltar algo
the sunset behind the house threw it into sharp relief against the sky rays of dazzling light caught the clean lines of his face and figure and threw them into sharp relief
the bill threw into sharp relief Conservative divisions over family policy his writings threw the whole question of political ideology into sharp relief the ability of neo-liberal theory to throw into sharp relief the dilemma between market and bureaucratic decision-making these women successfully pressed the State Department to put an end to the foreign-service marriage rule - /this threw into stark relief diplomacy's dependence on marriage/
7 (replacement) relevo (m); sustituto (m)
when does your relief come on duty?
8 (exemption) (from taxation) desgravación (f)
you qualify for relief on your pension contributions Germany announced today that it will provide debt relief for Russia the government announcement said the debt relief package is part of its effort to promote Third World growth
9 (Jur) desagravio (m)
to seek relief through the courts
modifier
[+train, bus] de reemplazo; [+typist, secretary] suplente
relief driver (n) conductoraconductora (m) (f) de relevo;a conductora
they had to phone for a relief driver no relief drivers were available the US is launching a massive relief effort to aid the refugees international relief efforts continue for Kurdish refugees
relief fund (n) fondo (m) de auxilio (a los damnificados)
the Armenian Refugees Relief Fund Governor Pete Wilson today created a $100 million relief fund to help victims of that state's record five-year drought the agency will serve as the channel for the relief funds of several governments the charity relief funds probably will run out next month the disasters have cost the government 3.17 billion dollars in emergency relief funds
relief map (n) mapa (m) físico or de relieve; (3-D) mapa (m) en relieve
a relief map of Europe Britain will participate in any relief operation the US relief operation for the Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq
relief road (n) carretera (f) de descongestión
three consortiums are bidding to build a relief road north of Birmingham to reduce M6 congestion of the new road schemes, 11 are by-passes and relief roads designed to ease traffic pressure
relief supplies (n) provisiones (f) de auxilio
troops have been deployed to protect relief supplies
relief troops (n) tropas (f) de relevo
there were rumours that the relief troops were on their way to end the siege
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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