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assuage

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of assuage

  1. 1 to make more bearable or less severe a mother cooing to her toddler and assuaging his fear of the dark Synonyms of assuage allay, alleviate, help, ease, mitigate, mollify, palliate, relieve, sootheWords Related to assuage abate, lighten, moderate, soften, temper; cure, heal, remedy; amend, correct, emend, fix, mend, rectify, reform, repair; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refineNear Antonyms of assuage harm, hurt, impair, injure; heighten, intensify, sharpenAntonyms of assuage aggravate, exacerbate

  2. 2 to put a complete end to (a physical need or desire) that huge meal certainly assuaged my hunger Synonyms of assuage satisfy, quench, sate, satiate, slakeWords Related to assuage cater (to), gratify, humor, indulge; alleviate, lighten, relieve; cloy, saturate, surfeitNear Antonyms of assuage arouse, excite, pique, stimulate; tantalize, tease

  3. 3 to lessen the anger or agitation of nothing would assuage the angry parent except the prompt dismissal of the teacher who had used corporal punishment without authorization Synonyms of assuage appease, pacify, conciliate, disarm, gentle, mollify, placate, propitiateWords Related to assuage calm, comfort, console, content, hush, quiet, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize); endear (to), ingratiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please; adulate, blarney, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; quench, sate, satiate, satisfy; cater (to), humor, indulge; blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; baby, coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil; dulcify, sweetenNear Antonyms of assuage aggravate, annoy, antagonize, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pique, put out, rankle, rile, roil, ruffle, vex; provoke, rouse; harass, harry, persecute, pester; agitate, discomfort, distress, disturb, fret, perturb, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, offend, slightAntonyms of assuage anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage

Synonym Discussion of assuage

relieve, alleviate, lighten, assuage, mitigate, allay mean to make something less grievous. relieve implies a lifting of enough of a burden to make it tolerable.
    • took an aspirin to relieve the pain
alleviate implies temporary or partial lessening of pain or distress.
    • the lotion alleviated the itching
lighten implies reducing a burdensome or depressing weight.
    • good news would lighten our worries
assuage implies softening or sweetening what is harsh or disagreeable.
    • ocean breezes assuaged the intense heat
mitigate suggests a moderating or countering of the effect of something violent or painful.
    • the need to mitigate barbaric laws
allay implies an effective calming or soothing of fears or alarms.
    • allayed their fears


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