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allay definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to cut back the intensity of; relieve: allay back discomforts. See Synonyms at relieve.
    • To sooth or pacify; set-to sleep: allayed the fears associated with the worried citizens.
    • to produce peaceful or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm
    • to ease; to abate; to mitigate.
    • to decrease in power; to abate; to diminish.
    • To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.
  • verb:
    • To make peaceful or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to soothe.
    • to ease; to abate; to mitigate.
    • To subside, be calm.
    • To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.
    • lessen the power of or peaceful
    • satisfy (thirst)
  • noun:
    • Alleviation; abatement; check.
    • Alloy.
    • whatever allays, lightens, or alleviates.
    • The work or procedure for alloying; an alloy.
    • Figuratively, admixture, particularly of one thing inferior.
    • Mixture; dilution.
    • In searching, the work of laying regarding hounds; the inclusion of fresh hounds on cry.
  • others:
    • To lay down; cause to lie; put: because, to allay the dirt.
    • To lay aside; set aside; suppress; annul.
    • To put down; humble; overthrow.
    • To put down; peaceful; assuage; pacify, appease, calm, as a commotion associated with elements, or, figuratively, municipal commotions, mental pleasure, or an agitated person.
    • To abate, mitigate, or subdue; relieve or alleviate: because, to allay distress or discomfort; to allay the bitterness of disorder.
    • Synonyms relieve, Relieve, Mitigate, Assuage, Allay (see alleviate), relaxed, quiet, soothe, compose, nevertheless, lull, tranquilize, check, repress, soften, convenience, moderate.
    • To abate; subside; develop relax.
    • To mix, as metals; particularly, to combine a nobler with a baser metal; alloy. See alloy, v., I.
    • Figuratively, to mix with anything substandard; contaminate or detract from.
    • To temper; abate or weaken by mixture; dilute, as wine with water; weaken; diminish.
    • To mention; quote; allege.
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