What does assuage mean?

Definitions for assuage
əˈsweɪdʒ, əˈsweɪʒas·suage

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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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assuage

    as-swāj′, v.t. to soften, mitigate, or allay.—v.i. to abate or subside: to diminish.—n. Assuage′ment, abatement: mitigation.—adj. Assuā′sive, softening, mild. [O. Fr., formed as if from a L. assuaviāread, to, suavis, mild.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Assuage

    緩和する, やわらげる in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 17, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assuage in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assuage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of assuage in a Sentence

  1. Charles De Secondat:

    I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.

  2. Lyster:

    For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.

  3. Laolu Akande:

    The implementation of a three-pronged financial intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to assuage workers plight and support the states is now in progress.

  4. Jeffrey MacDonald:

    People were thinking about whether the volatility represented a global recession  but the stabilisation in stocks and oil prices helped assuage fears, recent economic data does not signal an imminent US recession.

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