Definitions for allayəˈleɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•layəˈleɪ(v.t.)

  1. to put (fear, doubt, etc.) to rest; calm.

  2. to lessen:

    to allay pain.

Origin of allay:

bef. 1000; ME aleyen, OE ālecgan to put down, allay (ā-a -3+lecgan to lay1)

al•lay′er(n.)

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


Translations for allay

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

allay(verb)

to make less

He allayed her fears.

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