soothe


soothe

verb

Definition of SOOTHE

1
to ease the grief or distress of <there seemed to be no words sufficient to soothe the bereaved parents>
2
to free from distress or disturbance <soothed the baby with a bottle>
Synonyms becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
3
to make more bearable or less severe <hot tea with honey will soothe a sore throat>

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