Alleviate vs Medicate - What's the difference?

alleviate | medicate |


As verbs the difference between alleviate and medicate

is that alleviate is to make less severe, as a pain or difficulty while medicate is to prescribe or administer medication.

alleviate

English

Verb

  • To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.
  • Alcohol is often a cheap tool to alleviate the stress of a hard day.

    Synonyms

    * address, allay, ameliorate, assuage, ease, mitigate, relieve

    medicate

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To prescribe or administer medication.
  • Anagrams

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