What does allay mean?

Definitions for allay
əˈleɪal·lay

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Allay

    al-lā′, v.t. to lighten, relieve: to make quiet or calm.—n. Allay′ment (obs.), state of being allayed: state of rest: that which allays. [M. E. forms, aleggen, aleyen (A.S. a-lecgan; lecgan, causal of licgan, to lie); identical in form, and accordingly confounded in meaning with M. E. words of Latin origin; alegge (later allege, now obs.)—L. alleviāre; alaye (modern allay, alloy)—L. alligāre; aleye (obs.)—L. allegāre; alegge (modern allege)—Low L. ex-litigāre.]

  2. Allay

    an obsolete form of Alloy.

Editors Contribution

  1. ALLAY

    If you allay someone's fears or doubts, you stop them feeling afraid or doubtful.If you allay a strong emotion felt by someone, such as fear or worry, you cause them to feel it less or to feel calm again;if you allay feelings such as fears, worries, or doubts, you make someone feel less afraid, worried, or full of doubt;to make a negative emotion less strong or a problem less difficult;To make less severe or more bearable:alleviate, assuage, comfort, ease, lessen, lighten, mitigate, palliate, relieve. to subdue or reduce in intensity or severity : ALLEVIATE;to make quiet:CALM;help, mollify,soothe;lessen the intensity of or calm:still, relieve;satisfy (thirst),quench, slake, assuage.To make or become calm:balm, becalm, calm (down), lull, quiet, settle, still, tranquilize.relax, smooth,check, moderate, dull, diminish, compose, soften, blunt,appease, quell,pacify,to put (fear, doubt, suspicion, anger, etc.) to rest; to abate.

    "Amazon has made significant changes to allay workers’ fears that the buildings are unsafe during the covid-19 outbreak. "

    Submitted by anonymous on June 13, 2020  

How to pronounce allay?

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How to say allay in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allay in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of allay in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Tim Thomas:

    With EU workers becoming increasingly anxious about the future, many employers are already taking steps to communicate with them and attempt to allay their fears.

  3. Jean Lambert:

    The EU has justifiably come under fire for its response to the refugee crisis but today's proposals ... will do nothing to allay this.

  4. Sheila Tate:

    After all, what harm did it do ? people use crutches of various kinds and that seems like one of the least harmful crutches you could use to allay your anxieties.

  5. Sally Satel:

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

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