Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections

834. Relief.

   NOUN:RELIEF; deliverance; refreshment [See Refreshment]; easement, softening, alleviation, mitigation, palliation, soothing; lullaby, cradle-song, berceuse [F.].
  SOLACE, consolation, comfort, encouragement; crumb of comfort, balm in Gilead.
  LENITIVE, palliative, restorative (remedy) [See Remedy]; stupe, poultice, fomentation, assuasive; cushion [See Support].
   VERB:RELIEVE, ease, alleviate, mitigate, palliate, soothe; salve; soften, – down; foment, stupe, poultice; assuage, allay, abirritate.
  remedy; cure (restore) [See Restoration]; refresh; pour balm into, pour oil on.
  smooth the ruffled brow of care, temper the wind to the shorn lamb, lay the flattering unction to one’s soul.
  CHEER, comfort, console; enliven; encourage, bear up, pat on the back, give comfort, set at ease; gladden -, cheer- the heart; inspirit, invigorate.
  DISBURDEN (free) [See Facility]; take off a load of care.
  BE RELIEVED; breathe more freely, draw a long breath; take comfort; dry the eyes, dry the tears, wipe the eyes, wipe away the tears; pull oneself together.
   ADJECTIVE:RELIEVING &c. v.; consolatory, soothing; assuaging, assuasive; balmy, balsamic; lenitive, palliative; anodyne (remedial) [See Remedy]; curative [See Restoration].
   QUOTATION:Here comes a man of comfort.—Measure for Measure