Synonyms and Antonyms of palliate
to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses
- Don't try to palliate your constant lying by claiming that everybody lies.
apologize, atone, confess
account (for), explain, justify, rationalize
minimize, play down, soft-pedal
alleviate, ease, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, soften, temper
absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate
to make more bearable or less severe
- This medicine should palliate your cough at least a little.
abate, lighten, moderate, soften, temper
cure, heal, remedy
amend, correct, emend, fix, mend, rectify, reform, repair
ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine