What does palliate mean?

Definitions for palliateˈpæl iˌeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word palliate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extenuate, palliate, mitigate(verb)

    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

    "The circumstances extenuate the crime"

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

    provide physical relief, as from pain

    "This pill will relieve your headaches"


  1. palliate(Verb)

    To relieve the symptoms of; to ameliorate.

  2. palliate(Verb)

    To hide or disguise.

  3. palliate(Verb)

    To cover or disguise the seriousness of (a mistake, offence etc.) by excuses and apologies.

  4. palliate(Verb)

    To lessen the severity of; to extenuate, moderate, qualify.

  5. palliate(Verb)

    To placate or mollify.

  6. palliate(Adjective)

    Cloaked; hidden, concealed.

  7. Origin: From palliatus (in the past participle of palliare), from pallium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palliate(adj)

    covered with a mant/e; cloaked; disguised

  2. Palliate(adj)

    eased; mitigated; alleviated

  3. Palliate(verb)

    to cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide

  4. Palliate(verb)

    to cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate; as, to palliate faults

  5. Palliate(verb)

    to reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; to ease withhout curing; as, to palliate a disease

  6. Origin: [L. palliatus, fr. pallium a cloak. See Pall the garment.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palliate

    pal′i-āt, v.t. to cover, excuse, extenuate: to soften by pleading something in favour of: to mitigate.—n. Palliā′tion, act of palliating: extenuation: mitigation.—adj. Pall′iātive, serving to extenuate: mitigating.—n. that which lessens pain, disease, &c.—adj. Pall′iātory. [L. palliāre, -ātum, to cloak—pallium, a cloak.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palliate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palliate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for palliate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • atenuar, dissimular, mitigar, remeiar, pal·liar, encobrirCatalan, Valencian
  • beschönigen, lindernGerman
  • atenuar, disimular, remediar, mitigar, cohonestar, paliar, encubrirSpanish
  • selitellä, hyvitellä, lievittääFinnish
  • pallier, remèdier à, atténuer, soulagerFrench
  • לְהַקֵלHebrew
  • atenuar, remediarPortuguese
  • смягчатьRussian
  • förringa, bagatellisera, skyla över, mildra, lindra, släta överSwedish
  • hafifletmek, yatıştırmak, dindirmek, örtbas etmekTurkish

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