Synonyms and Antonyms of soothe
1 to ease the grief or distress of there seemed to be no words sufficient to soothe the bereaved parents Synonyms of soothe assure, cheer, console, reassure, solace, comfortWords Related to soothe commiserate, condole, empathize, sympathize; boost, buoy (up), elevate, lift, uplift; allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; calm, quiet, relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize)Near Antonyms of soothe demoralize, discourage, dishearten; fret, upset, worry; aggravate, intensify, worsen; annoy, irk, irritate; harass, pesterAntonyms of soothe distress, torment, torture, trouble
2 to free from distress or disturbance soothed the baby with a bottle Synonyms of soothe becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, calm, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)Words Related to soothe appease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefyNear Antonyms of soothe aggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work upAntonyms of soothe agitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex
3 to make more bearable or less severe hot tea with honey will soothe a sore throat Synonyms of soothe allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, mitigate, mollify, palliate, relieve, helpWords Related to soothe 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 soothe harm, hurt, impair, injure; heighten, intensify, sharpenAntonyms of soothe aggravate, exacerbate
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