pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
"She managed to mollify the angry customer"
mollify, conciliate, quell, gentle, relieve, lenify, stay, placate, quench, allay, ennoble, settle, gruntle, palliate, accommodate, appease, pacify, temper, assuage, propitiate, alleviate, slake, make up, entitle, patch up, reconcile, season
quench, slake, allay, assuage(verb)
"The cold water quenched his thirst"
mollify, conciliate, quell, blow out, relieve, squelch, lenify, placate, appease, assuage, gruntle, palliate, abate, ease, allay, pacify, extinguish, alleviate, snuff out, slake, quench, slack, still, gentle
relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage(verb)
provide physical relief, as from pain
"This pill will relieve your headaches"
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
Etymologically, to alleviate is to lift a burden toward oneself, and so lighten it for the bearer; to relieve is to lift it back from the bearer, nearly or quite away; to remove is to take it away altogether. Alleviate is thus less than relieve; relieve, ordinarily, less than remove. We alleviate, relieve or remove the trouble; we relieve, not alleviate, the sufferer. Assuage is, by derivation, to sweeten; mitigate, to make mild; moderate, to bring within measure; abate, to beat down, and so make less. We abate a fever; lessen anxiety; moderate passions or desires; lighten burdens; mitigate or alleviate pain; reduce inflammation; soften, assuage, or moderate grief; we lighten or mitigate punishments; we relieve any suffering of body or mind that admits of help, comfort, or remedy. Alleviate has been often confused with allay. Compare ALLAY.
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Translations for assuage
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- облекчавам, успокоявам, смекчавам, уталожвамBulgarian
- beschwichtigen, besänftigenGerman
- mitigar, sosegar, satisfacer, calmar, aliviar, apaciguarSpanish
- apaiser, assouvir, soulager, calmerFrench
- mitigar, acalmarPortuguese
- успокаивать, успокоить, смягчать, уменьшатьRussian
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