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Meaning of ASSUAGE

Pronunciation:  u'sweyj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
  2. [v]  satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
  3. [v]  cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss"

ASSUAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: allay, alleviate, appease, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, palliate, placate, quench, relieve, slake
 See Also: ameliorate, amend, better, calm, calm down, comfort, consume, ease, fill, fulfil, fulfill, have, improve, ingest, lull, meet, meliorate, quiet, quieten, satisfy, soothe, still, take, take in, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As*suage"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assuaged}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Assuaging}.] [OE. asuagen, aswagen, OF. asoagier,
    asuagier, fr. assouagier, fr. L. ad + suavis sweet. See
    To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease,
    or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as
    passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire.
          Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage. --Addison.
          To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man --Burke.
          The fount at which the panting mind assuages Her thirst
          of knowledge.                            --Byron.
    Syn: To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm;
         tranquilize; relieve. See {Alleviate}.
  2. \As*suage"\, v. i.
    To abate or subside. [Archaic] ``The waters assuaged.''
    --Gen. vii. 1.
          The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to
          assuage.                                 --De Foe.
Thesaurus Terms
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