English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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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"
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
quench, slake, allay, assuageverb
"The cold water quenched his thirst"
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
relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageverb
provide physical relief, as from pain
"This pill will relieve your headaches"
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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Whether or not you have been vaccinated is your own private medical information, places like hospitals or your doctor generally can not share that information without your written permission. But there will likely be increasing circumstances where you might want to share your vaccine status. A small gathering of friends, for instance, might want to share vaccine statuses to assuage any anxieties people might have.
For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.
The implementation of a three-pronged financial intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to assuage workers plight and support the states is now in progress.
Liberalism is a moral manipulation that exaggerates inequity and unfairness in American life in order to justify overreaching public policies and programs. Liberalism undermines the spirit of self-help and individual responsibility. For liberals in academia, the fact that black college students earn lower grades and have a higher dropout rate than any group besides reservation Indians means that blacks remain stymied and victimized by white racism. Thus, their push for affirmative action and other race-based programs is to assuage their guilt and shame for America’s past by having people around with black skin color. The heck with the human being inside that skin.
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.
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- облекчавам, успокоявам, смекчавам, уталожвамBulgarian
- beschwichtigen, besänftigenGerman
- mitigar, sosegar, satisfacer, calmar, aliviar, apaciguarSpanish
- apaiser, assouvir, soulager, calmerFrench
- mitigar, acalmarPortuguese
- успокаивать, успокоить, смягчать, уменьшатьRussian
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