Definitions for allayəˈleɪ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word allay

Princeton's WordNet

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

    lessen the intensity of or calm

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

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

    satisfy (thirst)

    "The cold water quenched his thirst"

Wiktionary

  1. allay(Verb)

    To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm.

  2. allay(Verb)

    To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate.

    to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity

  3. allay(Verb)

    To subside, become peaceful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allay(verb)

    to make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions

  2. Allay(verb)

    to alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity

  3. Allay(verb)

    to diminish in strength; to abate; to subside

  4. Allay(noun)

    alleviation; abatement; check

  5. Allay(noun)

    alloy

  6. Allay(verb)

    to mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sally Satel:

    The non immediacy of it is arguably a benefit, sally Satel do n’t want people acting impulsively. That ’s why building in a time lag could be advantageous and allay anxiety.

  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.


Translations for allay

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • успокоявам, смекчавам, уталожвам, облекчавамBulgarian
  • utišit, uklidnitCzech
  • taweluWelsh
  • calmar, aliviar, mitigar, aquietarSpanish
  • lieventää, lievittää, vaientaaFinnish
  • bedarenDutch
  • alina, astâmpăraRomanian

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