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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

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to suppress quietly or indirectly

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