CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: ALLEVIATE
This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 2
WORD FAMILY: verb
MEANING: to make pain, suffering or a problem less severe
EXAMPLE: The government is building more houses to alleviate the problem of homelessness, but there will not be enough to completely solve the problem.
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Nasal sprays can alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
The government’s increased funding has alleviate the problem.
Stress can be alleviate by exercise such as yoga.
A lot of different ideas have been presented to show how the government alleviates the problem in the future.
The bushfires fires have been burning for over a week now, and not even last night’s heavy rain alleviated the problem.
The tension was somewhat alleviates by his good sense of humour.
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