Synonym of relieving

Alternative for relieving

relieves, relieved, relieving

Antonym: intensify,

Verb

Present participle for to provide assuagement or palliation to
alleviating easing soothing allaying mitigating assuaging palliating appeasing diminishing dulling softening brightening calming comforting counteracting curing dispelling mollifying relaxing salving abating consoling lessening lightening punctuating reducing solacing succoring succouring varying helping interrupting lissing stopping subduing sweetening tempering aiding assisting breaking up moderating preventing quieting bringing respite to bringing an end to making bearable letting up on taking load off making something bearable taking a load off bringing aid bringing aid to taking the edge off quelling decreasing blunting pacifying deadening toning down ameliorating lulling placating tranquilizing cushioning healing attenuating composing stilling cooling weakening remedying treating dampening quietening lenifying diluting checking making better cheering reassuring slaking assuring improving doctoring quenching satisfying controlling smoothing settling modifying lowering heartening slackening extenuating damping containing nursing encouraging supporting cheering up lifting rehabilitating pouring oil on attending to numbing suppressing sating calming down mellowing smothering stifling mending restoring uplifting condoling muffling gentling medicating depleting slowing bolstering gladdening benumbing inspiriting rehabbing repressing slacking qualifying loosing taking the sting out freeing defusing anaesthetizing upraising buoying up anesthetizing soft-pedalling soft-pedaling putting an end to condoling with bringing comfort to giving solace to putting at ease making well bucking up letting up satiating gratifying resolving loosening dwindling downscaling downsizing dropping conciliating extinguishing remitting fixing killing paralysing making nice stabilizing propitiating destroying de-escalating silencing fulfilling meliorating boosting elevating stabilising thinning squaring commiserating impairing curbing disarming cauterizing subsiding damping down bettering commiserating with restraining taking the bite out cooling out relenting besoothing becalming crippling paralyzing disburdening facilitating dulcifying lullabying sympathizing with unburdening cauterising giving condolences to fixing up cooling off smoothing over untightening untroubling balming getting rid of restoring to health ministering to making whole treating successfully making healthy taking the sting out of steadying indulging attending denting commuting overcoming nourishing buoying excusing addressing masking knocking down reducing the force of releasing sapping muting rectifying setting up restoring to normality revitalising invigorating envigorating enlivening revitalizing reanimating allying smoothing down keeping in check taking sting out patching things up surfeiting filling quieting down settling down quietening down putting one's mind to rest watering down banishing dissipating dismissing embroidering embellishing giving sympathy to giving a lift to lightening burden empathizing with quieting fears undermining desensitising disabling desensitizing enfeebling obtunding hebetating debilitating modulating disintegrating crumbling refreshing eliminating sorting out ironing out detracting from putting a stop to putting to rest chasing away driving off driving away making agreeable making one feel at ease contenting putting a damper on promoting disengaging simplifying furthering speeding forwarding expediting admixing patching up setting right reducing something fine tuning chilling out taking the bite out of transmogrifying making reasonable revamping switching adjusting monkeying around with running interference for clearing the way opening the door speeding up making easier dressing up putting to rights recovering demilitarising neutralising rescuing demilitarizing saving neutralizing padding buffering playing up to waning fading taming crushing pitying tapering receding ebbing declining amending chastening fortifying sedating collecting making lighter cleansing making peace with pacificating restoring harmony to laying back burying the hatchet making peace conning greasing falling clearing the air with putting the lid on imposing peace upon putting down buttering up smoothing someone's ruffled feathers shrinking kissing and making up stroking dosing sinking showing compassion to animating expressing sympathy to smoothing out taking the heat clearing the air stunning gassing stupefying incapacitating doping unnerving depriving tiring KO'ing freezing chloroforming drowning retarding etherizing injuring frustrating consuming exhausting dimming depressing making less painful palling showing fellow feeling to uplighting shifting emptying jettisoning taking changing removing levitating unloading disencumbering eradicating unknotting unclenching giving respite to expressing sympathy expressing sympathy for knocking out laying out putting to sleep putting out of order becoming less rigid letting go becoming less stiff becoming less tense re-collecting draining away easing off ratcheting down dying down petering out dying away phasing down growing less tapering off dropping off dropping away tailing off falling away dying out cutting down reducing weight making less pouring out throwing out putting off

Verb

Present participle for to take over the place, position, or role of
replacing substituting displanting superseding supplanting supporting displacing spelling covering for deputizing for filling in for substituting for taking over from acting as stand-in for providing cover for standing in for taking the place of acting as locum for cutting out giving a break holding the fort for filling in standing in taking over subbing acting for succeeding deputizing understudying ousting deputising holding the fort backing up covering pinch-hitting overriding doubling for outplacing stepping in pinch-hitting for subbing for sitting in stepping into the breach swapping places with serving in one's stead representing removing proxying usurping overthrowing unseating sitting in for filling acting as deputy for coming after crowding out doing the work of taking another's place taking out fronting for standing for filling one's position answering for filling someone's shoes taking over for acting standing in lieu of pinch hitting for taking somebody's place acting on behalf of speaking on behalf of acting as stand-in acting as locum acting as deputy acting as a substitute undermining doing duty for acting as substitute for doing a locum for acting in place of resting ringing forcing bouncing expelling uprooting transferring crowding making good taking the rap for filling someone's boots casting out wrenching out forcing out ringing in superceding following giving a rest annulling overruling supplementing rejecting outmoding overtaking discarding abandoning deserting suspending repudiating surpassing forsaking following after stepping into someone's shoes swapping places stepping into shoes of setting aside stepping into the shoes of alternating changing supplying switching commuting swapping going as

Verb

Present participle for to remove blame or responsibility from
freeing disencumbering unburdening absolving clearing delivering disburdening discharging divesting releasing resigning ridding sparing disembarrassing dispensing excusing exempting pulling dismissing yanking booting out freeing from freeing of letting go letting off releasing from removing blame absolving from disburdening of discharging from disencumbering of excusing from exempting from extricating from getting rid of liberating from setting free from unburdening of delivering from disembarrassing of rescuing from saving from liberating exonerating acquitting acquiting pardoning lightening exculpating setting free extricating purging unchaining redeeming purifying letting off the hook emancipating excepting alleviating cleansing reprieving removing saving rescuing sanctifying springing unloading stripping emptying vindicating shriving disengaging voiding untangling forgiving disentangling whitewashing unleashing privileging from bailing out easing relinquishing unbinding unshackling unfettering declaring innocent lustrating remitting loosing salvaging salvageing unlading disculpating unpacking sanitizing finding innocent wiping the slate clean cutting loose lifting sanitising disenthralling getting out blinking at winking at manumitting going easy on finding not guilty off-loading getting off the hook letting up on dropping abandoning assoiling exorcising excluding granting immunity exorcizing cleaning grandfathering granting someone an exemption granting someone a dispensation pronouncing not guilty relieving of giving immunity wiping off letting someone off sublimating amnestying depurating clarifying elutriating decontaminating making exempt making an exception of passing by wiping the slate making an exception for respiting enfranchising unyoking disimprisoning offloading disabusing washing uncaging paroling unbridling shedding unstowing unshipping unlocking bailing enlarging affranchising loosening demobilizing untying laundering bleaching mitigating postponing palliating allaying abating demobilising turning loose letting loose letting out turning out freeing from restriction freeing from restraint ransoming setting loose putting on the street giving rights to making free taking away removing cargo taking off carrying away putting off getting rid staying wiping it off letting off easy granting a stay of execution to letting off this time granting an amnesty to granting a stay of execution granting a stay discommoding disgorging dumping jettisoning getting oneself off the hook wriggling out of getting out from under sloughing protecting clearing out breaking bulk taking a load off unloosing coming to the rescue of getting someone out coming to the aid of bringing someone off bringing off pulling out of the fire saving from danger bailing one out saving the day saving life of bailing someone out saving the life of getting out of hock giving a break saving someone's bacon condoning justifying making allowances for wiping slate clean forgiving and forgetting rationalizing rationalising overlooking having mercy on dealing leniently with looking the other way making allowance for letting something ride letting someone off with atoning explaining letting off hook showing mercy to freeing from blame accepting discounting immuning warranting extenuating unguilting allowing to leave sending away allowing to go granting amnesty apologizing for giving absolution taking rap for passing over making excuses for letting it go by privileging safeguarding meriting licencing legitimizing permitting qualifying authorizing authorising legitimising licensing bearing no malice towards entitling one to calling for explaining away offering grounds for feeling no resentment towards accepting someone's apology harbouring no grudge against feeling no malice towards stopping feeling malice towards burying the hatchet stopping feeling resentful towards burying the hatchet with turning a blind eye to turning a deaf ear to turning other cheek letting bygones be bygones kissing and making up bearing no malice thinking no more of letting it go

Verb

Present participle for to help or give aid to
assisting helping aiding abetting backing facilitating supporting boosting easing promoting encouraging forwarding cooperating obliging serving accommodating benefiting benefitting precipitating succoring succouring working with backstopping fostering furthering seconding accelerating advancing attending attending to collaborating with cooperating with expediting giving assistance to waiting on backing up contributing to helping along hyping making easy plugging propping up puffing pushing reinforcing speeding up stumping sustaining thumping bailing someone out doing someone a favour doing someone a service giving a boost to hiking up jacking up pitching in with bailing out being a factor in clearing a path for doing for going with helping out mucking in with opening doors for opening the door for paving the way for riding shotgun rooting for smoothing the way for working for assisting the progress of getting stuck in with giving a boost giving a hand giving a lift greasing the wheels lending a hand lending a hand to oiling the wheels of running interference for smoothing the path of standing up for taking care of giving a leg up giving a leg up to going to bat for making a pitch for putting on the map getting someone out of a tight spot going down the line for lending a helping hand to rescuing comforting coming to the aid of favouring favoring caring for standing by ministering to subsidizing availing mitigating upholding ministering alleviating protecting nursing subsidising befriending improving giving help to bringing aid to profiting advantaging bettering propping giving support to sticking up for bringing relief to looking after bringing comfort to building ameliorating enhancing nurturing tending rendering assistance to straightening out strengthening saving delivering lending a helping hand pitching in aiding and abetting doing a service doing a favor befitting doing good to suiting financing redeeming giving aid and encouragement to doing a favour doing one's part giving assistance taking under one's wing saving someone's skin saving someone's bacon chipping in coming to someone's rescue blessing paying off for pleasing driving gratifying satisfying releasing springing bringing off powering coming to somebody's aid giving a helping hand to hastening fast-tracking stimulating rushing speeding quickening spurring on hurrying impelling stepping up giving a push to hurrying up spurring making easier cranking up firing up simplifying pressing opening doors clearing the way for escalating dispatching fast tracking pushing through greasing wheels making faster oiling the wheels for smoothing motivating inspiring enabling making smooth making smoother making possible stoking developing urging championing hand-carrying propelling progressing loosening up cultivating walking through nourishing incubating dashing off achieving quickly urging on accomplishing quickly shooting through finishing quickly making short work of patronizing expanding spreading patronising engendering broadening ballyhooing generating propagating contributing extending lending support to whisking gathering momentum getting moving giving a lift to assisting in helping with revving up

Verb

Present participle for to give new life to, or to restore to a healthy condition
reanimating revitalising revitalizing restoring renewing rejuvenating reviving revivifying resuscitating regenerating refreshing resurrecting rekindling recharging repairing renovating enlivening rewaking rewakening envigorating invigorating awakening energising energizing rousing reawakening strengthening arousing animating inspiriting recovering reconditioning exhilarating rallying enkindling quickening reactivating encouraging brightening waking up breathing new life into bouncing back touching up making whole bringing around reinvigorating stimulating kick-starting freshening refreshening recreating bracing fortifying vivifying updating regaining replenishing modernizing prompting modernising prodding restarting giving a boost to bringing to bringing back to life giving new life to reintroducing re-establishing reinstituting relaunching saving comforting cheering bringing back giving the kiss of life to giving a new lease of life to bringing round solacing overcoming gladdening reinforcing pleasing recuperating consoling rediscovering springing up uplifting breathing life into bolstering snapping out of it helping pepping up bucking up building up giving new strength to putting new life into getting going again giving a shot in the arm to propping up putting some spark into giving a new lease on life galvanizing livening up galvanising perking up heartening exciting inspiring boosting stirring up vitalizing stirring gingering up coming to life activating cheering up firing jazzing up getting going buoying up jump-starting reincarnating filliping raising spiking triggering electrifying firing up recalling amping up brightening up juicing up zipping up sparking lifting improving reenergizing picking up rebooting restoring to life raising from the dead kindling provoking evoking working up coming alive relighting motivating emboldening bringing to mind moving elating enhancing lightening wakening waking zapping summoning up turning on lighting a fire under whipping up cooling healing curing rescuing brushing up calling forth sweetening sustaining conjuring up dynamizing calling up buoying awaking calling to mind blowing away the cobwebs inflaming promoting fanning instigating rising again vivificating whetting intensifying livening fomenting bestirring riling putting new life in innervating innerving spurring on keying up steaming up switching on revving up giving a lift to making waves re-embodying coming again resurging recrudescing starting again coming back from the dead rising from the dead coming back to life elevating rehabilitating unwinding invoking lighting again reestablishing redeveloping reproducing topping up cooling down changing starting reigniting jogging making healthy steeling titivating performing CPR becoming animate piquing neatening tidying dusting cleaning giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation becoming lively hotting up empowering rising bearing up chirking up summoning wakening up making lively edifying freshening up reassuring impassioning actuating thrilling spicing giving life to entertaining diverting leavening priming touching enabling activizing arming cleaning up airing out looking up relaxing abetting spooking feeding the fire stirring embers adding fuel to fire putting zip into pumping up starting up injecting new life into letting sunshine in putting pep into making more exciting giving a lift making more lively bracing up sprucing up confirming refining bettering nerving raising your spirits spurring stiffening unkilling hardening sparking off making confident giving courage to lightening up loosening up civilizing cultivating ameliorating accelerating taking a load off snapping up fueling fuelling civilising advancing enriching inciting agitating putting new heart in fostering speeding impelling supporting pouring it on putting new strength in putting new heart into increasing raising spirits startling angering disturbing commoving stinging goading becoming a living creature acting as a fillip to getting one going geeing up acting as a impetus to acting as a incentive to acting as a stimulus to setting up acting as a spur to speeding up getting one started building a fire under magnifying urging needling challenging firing the enthusiasm of crazing firing the imagination of heightening bugging redoubling asking for it deepening egging on mounting winding up intensating

Verb

Present participle for steal
knocking off robbing burglarizing burgling knocking over ripping off appropriating embezzling filching lifting looting nicking pilfering pinching plundering purloining ransacking rifling stealing stealing from taking off thieving making off with despoiling liberating requisitioning sacking pillaging taking raiding swiping marauding ravaging stripping devastating gutting fleecing depredating spoliating moonlight requisitioning grabbing sticking up lofting spoiling laying waste foraying raping foraging prowling reaving kipping pirating preying burning vandalizing shoplifting abstracting running off with nabbing snitching misappropriating snaffling heisting souveniring carrying off absconding with half-inching clearing out laying waste to snatching vandalising doing over wreaking havoc on making boosting salvaging salvageing tipping over helping oneself to boning glomming taking for oneself nobbling peculating whipping scrumping snavelling blagging defalcating cribbing walking off with hooking walking away with running away with losing absconding draining copping hijacking disinheriting scrounging strong-arming conning ousting pickpocketing withholding bereaving taking from pocketing nipping trousering cabbaging annexing going walkies walking holding up taking possession of removing poaching plucking skimming swindling commandeering helping yourself to helping yourself making away with borrowing snaring expropriating jacking palming defrauding siphoning off using without asking making free with kidnapping kidnaping abducting bagging seizing flogging spiriting away having sticky fingers shop stealing helping oneself running off arrogating fingering keeping taking illegally thieving from cozening defrauding one of holding for ransom withdrawing converting prigging cheating one of stripping one of helping plowing ploughing using acquiring dipping into the public purse committing fraud committing white-collar crime stealing money defrauding someone of cheating putting hand in cookie jar having one's hand in the till hustling sneaking sniping deriving obtaining usurping simulating taking over assuming doing breaking into stiffing steaming mugging turning over

Verb

(of a siege, blockade, or embargo) Present participle for to abandon or force an enemy to abandon

Verb

Present participle for pass to each member of a group in a regularly recurring order
rotating alternating switching interchanging changing exchanging swapping bandying ensuing following replacing spelling succeeding taking turns trading places acting in sequence moving around working in sequence taking it in turns taking tums following in sequence passing from one to another in rotation fluctuating oscillating altering interspersing yo-yoing see-sawing swaying shifting vacillating seesawing wavering shilly-shallying substituting swinging occurring in rotation occurring in turn moving between acting reciprocally coming and going following in turn following one another chopping and changing filling in for blowing hot and cold varying veering teetering wobbling going up and down rising and falling going from one extreme to the other converting mutating supplanting transposing ebbing and flowing displacing tottering rocking hovering teeter-tottering transforming undulating moving turning reversing hemming and hawing faltering wabbling equivocating hesitating pivoting going back and forth changing over transmitting digressing removing switching around humming and hawing moving back and forth moving to and fro moving backward and forward snapping differing fluttering vibrating waving progressing evolving metamorphizing developing growing metastasizing reordering rearranging trading transmuting metamorphosing transfiguring commuting swopping inverting using in place of swapping over using instead using in preference to using as an alternative to replacing with using as a replacement using instead of transiting transmutating modifying adjusting adapting amending realigning affecting passing swapping round changing round moulding distorting remodeling molding modulating revising flip-flopping remodelling disguising editing transitioning

Verb

Present participle for to vent or release one's emotions towards someone or something

Adjective

Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
comforting consoling cheering consolatory encouraging reassuring heartening soothing assuaging calming commiserative compassionate condoling gentle protective solicitous sympathetic tender understanding warm caring easing fulfilling gladdening gratifying heartwarming helpful loving rewarding satisfying supportive uplifting heart-warming inspiriting abating allaying alleviating analeptic bolstering curing freeing health-giving envigorating invigorating kind kindly lightening mitigating refreshing remedying restoring revitalising revitalizing revivifying softening solacing succouring succoring sustaining upholding warming mollifying lenitive palliative sedative emollient demulcent mitigative alleviative relaxing balsamic restful moisturizing mild peaceful quiet calm tranquillizing dreamy narcotic lulling tranquilizing tranquil pacifying quieting reposeful placid soporific humectant assuasive healing moisturising remedial placatory calmative somnolent opiate hypnotic somniferous quietening numbing sleep-inducing drowsy slumberous analgesic somnific sleepy anodyne deadening painkilling anaesthetic anesthetic slumbrous mesmerizing pain-relieving appeasing pleasing ataractic mesmerising stupefacient stupefactive nurturing inspiring sensitive empathetic concerned benevolent dozy snoozy dull somnifacient boosting stimulating affectionate responsive nodding balmy settling romantic stupefying dulling boring monotonous Lethean stuporific depressant deadly dull soporiferous somnorific neuroleptic heavy ataraxic mesmeric beneficent giving thoughtful spellbinding attentive empathic maternal indulgent philanthropical gracious philanthropic considerate generous paternal affirmative entrancing enthusiastic cheerful feeling charitable altruistic fascinating compelling appreciative positive approving sleep-producing bewitching irresistible welcome magnetic captivating trance-inducing soporose enthralling absorbing

Antonym of relieving

relieving Idiom, Proverb

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