Relief vs Relieve - What's the difference?

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Relieve is a derived term of relief.


In context|legal|lang=en terms the difference between relief and relieve

is that relief is (legal) court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress while relieve is (legal) to free (someone) from debt or legal obligations; to give legal relief to.

As a noun relief

is the removal of stress or discomfort or relief can be a type of artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background.

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.

relief

English

(wikipedia relief)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . See also relieve.

Noun

(en noun)
  • The removal of stress or discomfort.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness,
  • The feeling associated with the removal of stress or discomfort.
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  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=20 citation , passage=Tony's face expressed relief , and Nettie sat silent for a moment until the vicar said “It was a generous impulse, but it may have been a momentary one,
  • The person who takes over a shift for another.
  • Aid or assistance offered in time of need.
  • (legal) Court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress.
  • A lowering of a tax through special provisions; short for tax relief.
  • Synonyms
    * (removal of stress and discomfort) ease, alleviation, liss, respite * (feeling of removal of stress and discomfort) ease, alleviation, liss * (person who takes over a shift) stand-in, substitute, backup, fill-in
    Derived terms
    * relieve * relief agency * relief pitcher * relief map * relief worker

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A type of sculpture or other artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background.
  • The apparent difference in elevation in the surface of a painting or drawing made noticeable by a variation in light or color.
  • The difference of elevations on a surface.
  • the relief on that part of the Earth's surface
    Synonyms
    * (type of artwork) embossing * (difference of elevations on a surface) texture, topography

    Anagrams

    * * ----

    relieve

    English

    Verb

    (reliev)
  • To ease (a person, person's thoughts etc.) from mental distress; to stop (someone) feeling anxious or worried, to alleviate the distress of.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , 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.
  • This shall not relieve either Party of any obligations.
  • 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:
  • The henna should be deeply dyed to make / The skin relieved appear more fairly fair [...].
  • * 1927 , (Countee Cullen), From the Dark Tower :
  • The night whose sable breast relieves the stark / White stars is no less lovely being dark
  • (reflexive) To go to the toilet; to defecate or urinate.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * relieve oneself