The drugs did nothing to alleviate her pain/suffering.
Could I replace “relieve” with “alleviate” here?
I'm not sure if we're seeing some mother tongue interference here, Jinmin, but something sounds a bit funny with your question. It's late and I'm really knackered but 1. doesn't mean the same thing as 2. & 3.
1. Could I replace “relieve” with “alleviate” here?
2. Could I use “relieve” in place of “alleviate” here?
3. Could I use 'relieve' to replace 'alleviate?
'alleviate' is already there in the sentence. To say what you want to say, you have to flip 'relieve' & 'alleviate', ... I think.
1a. Could I replace “alleviate” with 'relieve' here?