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The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief.
Ibrahim Babangida

Meaning of "relief" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RELIEF

From Old French, from relever to raise up.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RELIEF

relief  [rɪˈliːf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RELIEF

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Relief is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RELIEF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

relief

Relief

Relief, or relievo rilievo, is a sculptural technique. The term relief is from the Latin verb relevo, to raise. To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane. What is actually performed when a relief is cut in from a flat surface of stone or wood is a lowering of the field, leaving the unsculpted parts seemingly raised. The technique involves considerable chiselling away of the background, which is a time-consuming exercise with little artistic effect if the lowered background is left plain, as is often the case. On the other hand, a relief saves forming the rear of a subject, and is less fragile and more securely fixed than a sculpture in the round, especially one of a standing figure where the ankles are a potential weak point, especially in stone. In other materials such as metal, clay, plaster stucco, ceramics or papier-mache the form can be just added to or raised up from the background, and monumental bronze reliefs are made by casting.

Definition of relief in the English dictionary

The first definition of relief in the dictionary is a feeling of cheerfulness or optimism that follows the removal of anxiety, pain, or distress. Other definition of relief is deliverance from or alleviation of anxiety, pain, distress, etc. Relief is also help or assistance, as to the poor, needy, or distressed.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RELIEF


bas-relief
ˌbɑːrɪˈliːf
bass-relief
ˌbeɪsrɪˈliːf
belief
bɪˈliːf
broadleaf
ˈbrɔːdˌliːf
cloverleaf
ˈkləʊvəˌliːf
demirelief
ˌdɛmɪrɪˈliːf
disbelief
ˌdɪsbɪˈliːf
disleaf
dɪsˈliːf
drop-leaf
ˈdrɒpˌliːf
flyleaf
ˈflaɪˌliːf
leaf
liːf
lief
liːf
longleaf
ˈlɒŋliːf
misbelief
ˌmɪsbɪˈliːf
nonbelief
ˌnɒnbɪˈliːf
oakleaf
ˈəʊkˌliːf
overleaf
ˌəʊvəˈliːf
self-belief
ˌsɛlfbɪˈliːf
unbelief
ˌʌnbɪˈliːf
waterleaf
ˈwɔːtərˌliːf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RELIEF

relied
relief agency
relief fund
relief map
relief organization
relief pitcher
relief road
relief supplies
relief troops
relief valve
relief work
relief worker
reliefless
relier
relies
relievable
relieve
relieve oneself
relieved
relievedly

WORDS THAT END LIKE RELIEF

comic relief
debt relief
disaster relief
executive relief
high relief
low relief
mortgage relief
on relief
out-relief
outdoor relief
pain relief
photo relief
retirement relief
taper relief
tax relief
transitional relief

Synonyms and antonyms of relief in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RELIEF»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «relief» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of relief

Translation of «relief» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RELIEF

Find out the translation of relief to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of relief from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «relief» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

减轻
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alivio
570 millions of speakers

English

relief
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राहत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

راحَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

облегчение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alívio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soulagement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelepasan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erleichterung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

安心
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Relief
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự khuây khỏa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிவாரண
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आराम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kabartma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sollievo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ulga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

полегшення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ușurare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανακούφιση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verligting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lättnad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lettelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of relief

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RELIEF»

The term «relief» is very widely used and occupies the 5.691 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RELIEF» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «relief» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «relief» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about relief

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10 QUOTES WITH «RELIEF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word relief.
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Diane Ackerman
As people flock to urban centers where ground space is limited, cities with green walls and roofs and skyscraper farms offer improved health and well-being, renewable resources, reliable food supply, and relief to the environment.
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Eric Avery
That's it. With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane's Addiction experiment is at an end.
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Ibrahim Babangida
The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief.
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Saint Basil
Just as we would have no need of the farmer's labor and toil if we were living amid the delights of paradise, so also we would not require the medical art for relief if we were immune to disease, as was the case, by God's gift, at the time of Creation before the Fall.
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Elizabeth Berkley
I will say a lot of dancers do such beautiful things for their body and then they smoke a cigarette. I've never been a smoker, but I realized after taking yoga . . . in ballet you're not encouraged to do a lot of breathing. I think in a weird way, a lot of dancers find relief in actually breathing.
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Rudolf Bing
There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again.
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James Buchan
Governments of rich countries spend some $6bn of tax money a year on disaster relief and development aid overseas, while each new earthquake, famine or tidal wave can attract 1,000 aid organisations, from the United Nations Children's Fund and Oxfam to the 'Jesus Brigades' of the American south and other charitable adventurers.
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Mel Carnahan
We are aware that many national farm organizations are putting forth various plans to provide both short- and long-term relief to our nation's agricultural producers. While we believe long-term solutions are essential, the current situation demands a more immediate response.
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Barbara Castle
There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief.
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Charlie Chaplin
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RELIEF»

Discover the use of relief in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to relief and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor
Comic Relief goes a great way toward ameliorating this injustice. In it, noted philosophical humor writer John Morreall develops a comprehensive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor.
John Morreall, 2011
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Relief Systems Handbook
This practical guide fills a gap in the literature on pressure relief design, operation and maintenance, covering the applicability to and reliability of different pressure relief devices in individual situations.
Cyril F. Parry, 1992
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Relief
Effortlessly blending dark humor with unnerving situations, this collection of stories addresses a variety of entertaining scenarios with warmth and subtlety.
Anna Taylor, 2010
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Cancer Pain Relief: With a Guide to Opioid Availability
The book has two parts. Part one provides a practical guide to the relief of cancer pain, concentrating on drug treatment as the mainstay of pain management.
‎1996
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Sinus Relief Now: The Ground-Breaking 5-Step Program for ...
Sinus Relief Now will show how to: Maintain proper sinus care Remove mold and other irritants from the home, office, and car Follow a sinus-friendly nutrition program Find the right medications and treatments Experience total-body health
Jordan S. Josephson, 2006
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Cartographic Relief Presentation
"This new edition of Cartographic Relief Presentation was edited for clarity and consistency but preserves Imhof's insightful commentary and analytical style.
Eduard Imhof, 2007
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Relief is in the Stretch: End Back Pain Through Yoga
"Offers specific yoga techniques to cure or control back pain and sciatica according to its cause"--Provided by publisher.
Loren Fishman, Carol Ardman, 2005
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Toxic Relief: Restore Health and Energy Through Fasting and ...
In this revised and expanded edition of Toxic Relief, Dr. Don Colbert provides an easy-to-understand and comprehensive explanation of the toxic battle you're in and a proven program to cleanse your body in just thirty days.
Don Colbert, 2012
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Famine Crimes: Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa
Famine is preventable.
Alexander De Waal, 1997
10
Emergency Relief System Design Using DIERS Technology: The ...
Written by industrial experts in the safety field, this book will be invaluable to those charged with operating, designing, or managing today's and tomorrow's chemical process industry facilities.
H. G. Fisher, H. S. Forrest, Stanley S. Grossel, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RELIEF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term relief is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rent rises forecast after Osborne's tax-relief cut for landlords
The gradual removal of tax relief is expected to bring the Treasury £225m in 2018/19, rising to £665m in 2020/21, while the removal of the 10% wear-and-tear ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Corinthian Colleges Students Get Expanded Debt Relief Options
The Department of Education has announced its debt relief plan for students who attended schools operated by the embattled Corinthian Colleges chain. «U.S. News & World Report, Jun 15»
3
PM's relief fund may extend to Nepal
Faced with a flood of enquiries and donations from Indians wishing to help the earthquake-affected people in Nepal, the government is working on a mechanism ... «The Hindu, May 15»
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Nepal earthquake: Lydia Ko makes relief fund pledge
(CNN) Golfer Lydia Ko has pledged to donate her winnings from the latest tournament she's competing in to the relief effort in Nepal after an earthquake ... «CNN International, Apr 15»
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Six More Ways to Give to Nepal Earthquake Relief
On top of the six charities TIME profiled Monday, dozens of relief agencies are supporting recovery efforts. Here are six more ways to support. Facebook. «TIME, Apr 15»
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Feds to match donations to new Nepal earthquake relief fund
OTTAWA – Canada is sending more relief supplies to earthquake-struck Nepal and says it will match donations to a fund specifically set up to help people in that ... «Globalnews.ca, Apr 15»
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India is in Nepal to offer relief, not just evacuate stranded Indians
The narrative in India's ongoing relief, rescue, rehabilitation and evacuation efforts in the quake-hit Nepal under “Operation Maitri” has suddenly changed – and ... «Firstpost, Apr 15»
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Comic Relief raises £1bn over 30-year existence
Comic Relief has raised more than £1bn since the charity was founded 30 years ago, with more than £78m raised by the end of Friday's live show. Red Nose ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
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Dermot's 24-hour danceathon: is this Comic Relief's most …
Dermot O'Leary pledged to do a 24-hour dance marathon in aid of Comic Relief “when I was drunk” a few months ago. The BBC has been running non-stop ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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Sam Smith: Comic Relief duet 'a dream come true'
Sam Smith has had a busy few weeks, scooping several Grammy and Brit Awards. But he has still found time to record the single for this year's Comic Relief ... «BBC News, Mar 15»

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