[v] provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
[v] provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
[v] alleviate or remove; "relieve the pressure and the stress"
[v] grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
[v] relieve oneself of troubling information
[v] lessen the intensity of; calm; as of anxieties and fears
[v] take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"
[v] free from a burden, evil, or distress
[v] free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
[v] save from ruin or destruction
[v] grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, excuse, exempt, exempt, let off, palliate, remedy, salvage, salve, save, still, take over, unbosom