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assuage

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1 to make more bearable or less severe
  • a mother cooing to her toddler and assuaging his fear of the dark
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2 to put a complete end to (a physical need or desire)
  • That huge meal certainly assuaged my hunger.
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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.
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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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