Simple Definition of soothe
: to cause (someone) to be calmer, less angry, etc.
: to cause (a part of the body) to feel better
: to cause (pain) to go away or become less severe
Examples of soothe
The waiter tried to soothe the angry customer.
This cream soothes aching muscles.
Her nerves were soothed by a warm bath.
Nothing can soothe their pain.
Origin of soothe
Middle English sothen to verify, from Old English sōthian, from sōth
First Known Use: 1657
Rhymes with soothe
SOOTHE Defined for Kids
Definition of soothe
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up soothe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).