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Synonyms for assuage
əˈsweɪdʒ, əˈsweɪʒas·suage

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assuage

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abate, alleviate, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, reduce, relieve, remove, soften

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, augment, embitter, enhance, heighten, increase, intensify, magnify, make worse

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assuage

    Synonyms:
    mitigate, soothe, console, soften, moderate, pacify, lenify, allay, ease, alleviate, abate, diminish, lessen, compose, appease, calm, tranquillize

    Antonyms:
    exasperate, excite, increase, stimulate, incite, provoke, inflame, embitter, aggravate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntleverb

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

    Synonyms:
    mollify, conciliate, quell, gentle, relieve, lenify, stay, placate, quench, allay, ennoble, settle, gruntle, palliate, accommodate, appease, pacify, temper, propitiate, alleviate, slake, make up, entitle, patch up, reconcile, season

  2. quench, slake, allay, assuageverb

    satisfy (thirst)

    "The cold water quenched his thirst"

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

  3. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageverb

    provide physical relief, as from pain

    "This pill will relieve your headaches"

    Synonyms:
    mollify, exempt, gentle, relieve, lenify, placate, unbosom, appease, allay, facilitate, excuse, gruntle, free, mitigate, ease, let off, conciliate, salvage, pacify, slake, alleviate, extenuate, salve, remedy, take over, quench, still, palliate, lighten, save

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assuageverb

    Synonyms:
    mitigate, moderate, appease, alleviate, soothe, soften, mollify, pacify, compose, tranquillize, quiet, still, quell, allay, abate, temper, attemper, lessen, qualify, relieve, ease, dull, blunt, lull

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "assuage":

    allay, appease, placate, dispel, alleviate, relieve, reassure, mitigate

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How to use assuage in a sentence?

  1. Shelby Steele:

    I think you’re God's gift right now to black America, to the black community all across America, because we've gotten this terrible, terrible idea coming out of the 60s, that our dependency on the larger society is justice. And that what we need to be doing is protesting, and that we need Black Lives Matter, and that we need black anger and we need black identity, no, those things assuage us as we decline. What we need are traditional family values. A mother and a father — no social programs will ever substitute for that. We need that sort of common sense responsibility for our own fate — don't just keep giving us things, more and more things. Ask more from us and we need to ask more from ourselves.

  2. Charles De Secondat:

    I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.

  3. Laolu Akande:

    The implementation of a three-pronged financial intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to assuage workers plight and support the states is now in progress.

  4. Jeffrey MacDonald:

    People were thinking about whether the volatility represented a global recession  but the stabilisation in stocks and oil prices helped assuage fears, recent economic data does not signal an imminent US recession.

  5. Tony Buzbee:

    Axel Acosta's family doesn't want to hear Travis Scott excuses ; Travis Scott excuses do not assuage their grief and pain.


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