I verb abate, allay, alleviate, appease, attemper, blunt, chasten, check, comfort, compose, curb, diminish, ease, lessen, levare, mitigare, mitigate, moderate, mollify, obtund, pacify, palliate, quell, quench, reduce, relieve, remedy, salve, sate, satiate, satisfy, sedare, slake, smother, soften, solace, soothe, still, temper, tranquilize II index allay, alleviate, diminish, disarm (set at ease), lessen, lull, meliorate, mitigate, moderate (temper), modify (moderate), mollify, obtund, pacify, palliate (abate), placate, relax, relieve (free from burden), remedy, remit (relax), soothe

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  • Assuage — As*suage , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assuaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuaging}.] [OE. asuagen, aswagen, OF. asoagier, asuagier, fr. assouagier, fr. L. ad + suavis sweet. See {Sweet}.] To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assuage — As*suage , v. i. To abate or subside. [Archaic] The waters assuaged. Gen. vii. 1. [1913 Webster] The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to assuage. De Foe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assuage — (v.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. assuager, O.Fr. assoagier soften, moderate, alleviate, calm, soothe, pacify, from V.L. *adsuaviare, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + suavis sweet, agreeable (see SWEET (Cf. sweet)). For sound development in French,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • assuage — alleviate, *relieve, mitigate, lighten, allay Analogous words: temper, *moderate: *comfort, solace, console: mollify, placate, appease, *pacify Antonyms: exacerbate: intensify Contrasted words: kindle (see LIGHT vb): aggravate, heighten (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assuage — [v] soothe, relieve allay, alleviate, appease, calm, compose, conciliate, cool*, ease, fill, lessen, lighten, lull, make nice*, mitigate, moderate, mollify, pacify, palliate, placate, pour oil on*, propitiate, quench, quiet, sate, satisfy, soften …   New thesaurus

  • assuage — ► VERB 1) make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense. 2) satisfy (an appetite or desire). DERIVATIVES assuagement noun. ORIGIN Old French assouagier, from Latin suavis sweet …   English terms dictionary

  • assuage — [ə swāj′, aswāj′] vt. assuaged, assuaging [ME aswagen < OFr assouagier < L ad , to + suavis, SWEET] 1. to lessen (pain, distress, etc.); allay 2. to calm (passion, anger, etc.); pacify 3. to satisfy or slake (thirst, appetite, etc.) SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • assuage — /əˈsweɪdʒ / (say uh swayj) verb (t) (assuaged, assuaging) 1. to make milder or less severe; mitigate; ease: to assuage grief. 2. to appease; satisfy: to assuage appetite; to assuage thirst; to assuage a craving. 3. to mollify; pacify: to assuage… …  

  • assuage — assuagement, n. assuager, n. /euh swayj , euh swayzh /, v.t., assuaged, assuaging. 1. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one s grief; to assuage one s pain. 2. to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve: to assuage one s… …   Universalium

  • assuage — [[t]əswe͟ɪʤ[/t]] assuages, assuaging, assuaged 1) VERB If you assuage an unpleasant feeling that someone has, you make them feel it less strongly. [LITERARY] [V n] To assuage his wife s grief, he took her on a tour of Europe... [V n] She was just …   English dictionary

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