Etymology
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alleviate (v.)

early 15c., " to mitigate, relieve (sorrows, suffering, etc.)," from Late Latin alleviatus, past participle of alleviare "lift up, raise," figuratively "to lighten (a burden), comfort, console," from assimilated form of Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + levis "light" in weight (from PIE root *legwh- "not heavy, having little weight"). Related: Alleviated; alleviating.

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Definitions of alleviate

alleviate (v.)
provide physical relief, as from pain;
Synonyms: relieve / palliate / assuage
alleviate (v.)
make easier;
Synonyms: facilitate / ease
From wordnet.princeton.edu