Thesaurus

soothe

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of soothe

1 to ease the grief or distress of
  • there seemed to be no words sufficient to soothe the bereaved parents

Synonyms for soothe

Words Related to soothe

Near Antonyms for soothe

Antonyms for soothe

2 to free from distress or disturbance
  • soothed the baby with a bottle

Synonyms for soothe

Words Related to soothe

Near Antonyms for soothe

Antonyms for soothe

3 to make more bearable or less severe
  • hot tea with honey will soothe a sore throat

Synonyms for soothe

Words Related to soothe

Near Antonyms for soothe

Antonyms for soothe

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about soothe

Time Traveler for soothe

Time Traveler

The first known use of soothe was in 1617

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Soothe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/soothe. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on soothe

Dictionary: Definition of soothe

Nglish: Translation of soothe for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of soothe for Arabic Speakers

Comments on soothe

What made you want to look up soothe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!