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palliate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of palliate

  1. 1 to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses don't try to palliate your constant lying by claiming that everybody lies Synonyms of palliate deodorize, excuse, explain away, extenuate, gloss (over), gloze (over), whitewash Words Related to palliate sugarcoat, varnish; 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

  2. 2 to make more bearable or less severe this medicine should palliate your cough at least a little Synonyms of palliate allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, mitigate, mollify, help, relieve, sootheWords Related to palliate 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 palliate harm, hurt, impair, injure; heighten, intensify, sharpenAntonyms of palliate aggravate, exacerbate



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