Definition of allay
- expect a breeze to allay the heat
- trying to allay their fears
The new advertising campaign is an attempt to allay the public's concerns about the safety of the company's products.
a gentle breeze would allay the heat
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: to make (something) less severe or strong
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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