lay/put (something) to rest


: to make someone stop thinking about or believing (something) by showing it is not true
I want to lay/put to rest any lingering doubts about my decision.
You can lay/put those worries to rest now.

Examples of lay/put (something) to rest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new funds will inch the US towards Biden’s ultimate goal of 500,000 EV chargers nationwide by 2030 and help put to rest some riders’ fears of running out of juice mid journey. Popular Science, 11 Jan. 2024 When the real Junior returns, his AI-counterpart is put to rest, vacuum-sealed in a bag like leftover meat, a moment that sees Hen flushed with grief. Daron James, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 Yet on Monday those theories too appeared to be put to rest. Will Knight, WIRED, 21 Nov. 2023 The finale should finally lay to rest speculation that Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who have a lucrative production deal with Netflix, were able to wield influence over the Emmy-winning series. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2023 Once the fire is out and life-saving measures are put to rest, people can begin to assess how to rebuild. Dan Lambe, Treehugger, 28 Aug. 2023 For Miller, the news that her parents had been murdered – that she had been lost and then found – put to rest many questions, while also raising new ones. Cristina Corbin, ABC News, 3 Nov. 2023 Those fears have been put to rest as the sport’s initial season rolls past its midpoint. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2023 If there were any remaining questions about whether Hewson should be taken seriously on her own merits (and there likely weren’t), they were put to rest with Flora, when the premiere at Sundance received a standing ovation. Alex Morris, Rolling Stone, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Lay/put (something) to rest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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