assuage definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce (something burdensome or painful) less intense or serious: assuage her grief. See Synonyms at relieve.
    • To satisfy or appease (appetite or thirst, including).
    • To pacify or calm: assuage their persistent insecurity.
    • To soften, in a figurative good sense; to allay, mitigate, relieve, or lessen, as temperature, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or need.
    • to create (some thing burdensome or painful) less intense or serious: assuage the woman grief. See Synonyms at relieve.
    • to fulfill or appease (hunger or thirst, like).
    • To pacify or calm: assuage their chronic insecurity.
    • To soften, in a figurative feeling; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as temperature, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as enthusiasm or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or need.
  • verb:
    • to reduce the power of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).
    • To pacify or soothe (some body).
    • (outdated) To relax, become less violent (of enthusiasm, appetite etc.); to subside, to abate.
    • satisfy (thirst)
    • provide actual relief, as from pain
    • reason to be much more favorably likely; get the nice will of
    • To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).
    • To pacify or soothe (some one).
    • (outdated) To relax, come to be less violent (of passion, appetite etc.); to subside, to abate.
    • fulfill (thirst)
    • supply physical relief, as from discomfort
    • cause to be more positively inclined; gain the good will of
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To abate or diminish.
    • To abate or diminish.
  • others:
    • To soften, in a figurative sense; allay; mitigate, convenience, or minimize, as discomfort or grief; modest; appease or pacify, as enthusiasm or tumult.
    • Synonyms relieve, Relieve, Mitigate, etc. (see alleviate); to appease, mollify, temper (see listings under relieve and allay).
    • To abate or subside; grow less: as, “let thin hert assuage,” Gower; “the waters asswaged,”
    • To soften, in a figurative good sense; allay; mitigate, simplicity, or minimize, as discomfort or grief; reasonable; appease or pacify, as passion or tumult.
    • Synonyms relieve, Relieve, Mitigate, etc. (see alleviate); to appease, mollify, temper (see lists under alleviate and allay).
    • To abate or diminish; develop less: as, “let slim hert assuage,” Gower; “the waters asswaged,”

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