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Synonyms for allay
əˈleɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. still, allay, relieve, ease(verb)

    lessen the intensity of or calm

    "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"

    Synonyms:
    calm, ease, salvage, calm down, save, hush up, quieten, slake, unbosom, shut up, still, tranquillise, take over, salve, quiet, comfort, facilitate, exempt, quench, lull, let off, palliate, excuse, relieve, assuage, remedy, alleviate, hush, silence, free, lighten, tranquilize, tranquillize

  2. quench, slake, allay, assuage(verb)

    satisfy (thirst)

    "The cold water quenched his thirst"

    Synonyms:
    mollify, conciliate, quell, blow out, relieve, squelch, lenify, placate, appease, assuage, gruntle, palliate, abate, ease, pacify, extinguish, alleviate, snuff out, slake, quench, slack, still, gentle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. allay

    Allay and alleviate are closely kindred in signification, and have been often interchanged in usage. But, in strictness, to allay is to lay to rest, quiet or soothe that which is excited; to alleviate, on the other hand, is to lighten a burden. We allay suffering by using means to soothe and tranquilize the sufferer; we alleviate suffering by doing something toward removal of the cause, so that there is less to suffer; where the trouble is wholly or chiefly in the excitement, to allay the excitement is virtually to remove the trouble; as, to allay rage or panic; we alleviate poverty, but do not allay it. Pacify, directly from the Latin, and appease, from the Latin through the French, signify to bring to peace; to mollify is to soften; to calm, quiet, or tranquilize is to make still; compose, to place together, unite, adjust to a calm and settled condition; to soothe (originally to assent to, humor) is to bring to pleased quietude. We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    alleviate, appease, calm, compose, mollify, pacify, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize

    Antonyms:
    agitate, arouse, excite, fan, kindle, provoke, rouse, stir, stir up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. allay

    Synonyms:
    soothe, alleviate, repress, mitigate, quiet, moderate, appease, compose, soften, pacify, mollify, assuage, tranquilize, palliate, culm

    Antonyms:
    excite, rouse, aggravate, stir, kindle, fan, impassion, provoke, incite

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. allay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    repress, restrain, check, subdue, lay, silence, appease, pacify, calm, quiet, still, lull, hush, tranquillize, smooth

  2. allay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assuage, alleviate, soothe, soften, mitigate, solace, moderate, mollify, temper, attemper, lessen, abate, qualify, relieve, ease, dull, blunt, palliate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. allay(v)

    Synonyms:
    appease, alleviate, pacify, mollify, mitigate, moderate, assuage, soothe, temper, palliate, abate, lessen, reduce, ease

    Antonyms:
    intensify, aggravate, heighten, rouse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dispel, appease, dissipate, alleviate, assuage, ease, mitigate, calm, relieve, soothe, defuse, placate, pacify, reassure

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How to use allay in a sentence?

  1. Sheila Tate:

    After all, what harm did it do ? people use crutches of various kinds and that seems like one of the least harmful crutches you could use to allay your anxieties.

  2. Jeremy Taylor:

    Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.

  3. Jean Lambert:

    The EU has justifiably come under fire for its response to the refugee crisis but today's proposals ... will do nothing to allay this.

  4. Tim Thomas:

    With EU workers becoming increasingly anxious about the future, many employers are already taking steps to communicate with them and attempt to allay their fears.

  5. New York:

    Who did Senate Republicans call when they couldn't get FBI Director Chris Wray on the phone last week, as they were trying to allay Jeff Flake's fears about the investigation ? Rod Rosenstein.


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