Definitions for assuageəˈsweɪdʒ, əˈsweɪʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•suageəˈsweɪdʒ, əˈsweɪʒ(v.t.)-suaged, -suag•ing.

  1. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate:

    to assuage one's grief.

  2. to appease; satisfy; allay:

    to assuage one's hunger.

  3. to soothe, calm, or mollify:

    to assuage one's fears.

Origin of assuage:

1250–1300; < OF asouagier < VL *assuāviāre < L as-as-+-suāviāre <suāvissuave

as•suag′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

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

    satisfy (thirst)

    "The cold water quenched his thirst"

  3. relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage(verb)

    provide physical relief, as from pain

    "This pill will relieve your headaches"

Wiktionary

  1. assuage(Verb)

    To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).

  2. assuage(Verb)

    To pacify or soothe (someone).

  3. assuage(Verb)

    To calm down, become less violent (of passion, hunger etc.); to subside, to abate.

  4. Origin: Middle English aswagen, from assouagier "appease, calm", from Vulgar Latin assuaviare, derived from Latin ad- "ad-" + suavis "sweet".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assuage(verb)

    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

  2. Assuage(verb)

    to abate or subside

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