palliate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to create (an offense or criminal activity) appear less serious; extenuate.
    • to produce less serious or intense; mitigate: attempted unsuccessfully to palliate the widespread discontent.
    • to alleviate the outward symptoms of an illness or disorder.
    • to pay for with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to cover.
    • To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate.
    • To reduce in violence; to reduce or abate; to mitigate; to help relieve without healing.
  • adjective:
    • Covered with a mantle; cloaked; concealed; disguised.
    • Eased; mitigated; reduced.
  • others:
    • to pay for with a cloak; clothe.
    • to cover up; conceal.
    • To cover or hide; excuse or extenuate; soften or tone down by pleading or urging extenuating circumstances, or by positive representations: since, to palliate faults or a crime.
    • To reduce in violence; mitigate; lessen or abate: as, to palliate a disease.
    • Eased; mitigated.
    • In zoology, having a pallium; of or pertaining to the Palliata; tectibranchiate.
  • verb:
    • lessen or even to try to reduce the severity or degree of
    • offer actual relief, as from discomfort

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