From relevāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Classical Latin relevō (“I raise”, “I lighten”, “I relieve”, “I alleviate”); compare the Middle French and Modern French relever, as well as the English relevation.
- releuate [17th century]
- (transitive, obsolete) Raise (a person’s) spirits or lighten (his) mood; relieve (someone of a mental or emotional burden).
- (transitive, obsolete) Raise; elevate.
- (intransitive, obsolete, rare) Rise up.
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relevate (not comparable)