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Meaning of SOOTHE

Pronunciation:  soodh

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
  2. [v]  give moral or emotional strength to

SOOTHE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: comfort, console, solace
 Antonyms: irritate
 See Also: allay, alleviate, assuage, calm, calm down, ease, lull, palliate, quiet, quieten, relieve, relieve, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Soothe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soothed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Soothing}.] [Originally, to assent to as true; OE. so?ien to
verify, AS. ges??ian to prove the truth of, to bear witness.
See {Sooth}, a.]
1. To assent to as true. [Obs.] --Testament of Love.

2. To assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by
   compliance; to please with blandishments or soft words; to

         Good, my lord, soothe him, let him take the fellow.

         I've tried the force of every reason on him, Soothed
         and caressed, been angry, soothed again. --Addison.

3. To assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe
   a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows.

         Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, To
         soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.  --Congreve.

         Though the sound of Fame May for a moment soothe, it
         can not slake The fever of vain longing. --Byron.

Syn: To soften; assuage; allay; compose; mollify;
     tranquilize; pacify; mitigate.