The verb alleviate means to make something awful, such as injury or problem, less intense or severe.

Synonyms are lessen, ease, mitigate, or relieve.

The word origins from Late Latin (early 15th century) alleviatus, past participle of alleviare meaning “lift up, raise”, figuratively “to lighten (a burden), comfort, console”. It is derived from the assimilated form of Latin ad meaning “to” plus levis meaning “light” in weight.

I want to go on a trip to alleviate my loneliness.

Doing exercise is one way to alleviate stress.

The whole team did everything they can to alleviate their member’s leg injury.