from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To free from or relieve of a burden or trouble.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To rid of a load; free from a burden; ease.
  • To throw off as being a burden; discharge; hence, to disclose; reveal.
  • To relieve, as the mind or heart, by disclosing what lies heavy on it; also, reflexively, to relieve (one's self) in this way: as, he unburdened himself to his confessor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To relieve from a burden.
  • transitive verb To throw off, as a burden; to unload.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To free from burden, or relieve from trouble.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb free or relieve (someone) of a burden
  • verb take the burden off; remove the burden from


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