Reliable vs Relieve - What's the difference?
As an adjective reliable
is suitable]] or fit to be [[rely on|relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy.
As a noun reliable
is something or someone or dependable.
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.
Suitable]] or fit to be [[rely on, relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy
- A reliable witness to the truth of the miracles. -- .
- The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object. -- .
(signal processing, of a communication protocol) Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't
- According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable , being peopled in those agitated times by unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs. --.
Something or someone or dependable
- the old reliables
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