Relieve vs Exemption - What's the difference?
As a verb relieve
is to ease (a person, person's thoughts etc) from mental distress; to stop (someone) feeling anxious or worried, to alleviate the distress of.
As a noun exemption is
an act of exempting.
To ease (a person, person's thoughts etc.) from mental distress; to stop (someone) feeling anxious or worried, to alleviate the distress of.
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, passage=Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence, and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved
the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.}}
To ease (someone, a part of the body etc.) or give relief from physical pain or discomfort.
To alleviate (pain, distress, mental discomfort etc.).
To provide comfort or assistance to (someone in need, especially in poverty).
(obsolete) To lift up; to raise again.
(legal) To free (someone) from debt or legal obligations; to give legal relief to.
To bring military help to (a besieged town); to lift the seige on.
To release (someone) from or of a difficulty, unwanted task, responsibility etc.
(military, job) To free (someone) from their post, task etc. by taking their place.
* 1819 , (Lord Byron), , III.76:
- This shall not relieve either Party of any obligations.
* 1927 , (Countee Cullen), From the Dark Tower :
- The henna should be deeply dyed to make / The skin relieved appear more fairly fair [...].
(reflexive) To go to the toilet; to defecate or urinate.
- The night whose sable breast relieves the stark / White stars is no less lovely being dark
* relieve oneself
An act of exempting.
The state of being exempt; immunity.
A deduction from the normal amount of taxes.
Freedom from a defect or weakness.
* free pass
* get out of jail free card