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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfort, soothe, console, solaceverb

    give moral or emotional strength to

  2. sootheverb

    cause to feel better

    "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"


  1. sootheverb

    To prove true; verify; confirm as true.

  2. sootheverb

    To confirm the statements of; maintain the truthfulness of (a person); bear out.

  3. sootheverb

    To assent to; yield to; humour by agreement or concession.

  4. sootheverb

    To keep in good humour; wheedle; cajole; flatter.

  5. sootheverb

    To restore to ease, comfort, or tranquility; relieve; calm; quiet; refresh.

  6. sootheverb

    To allay; assuage; mitigate; soften.

  7. sootheverb

    To smooth over; render less obnoxious.

  8. sootheverb

    To calm or placate someone or some situation.

  9. sootheverb

    To ease or relieve pain or suffering.

  10. sootheverb

    To temporise by assent, concession, flattery, or cajolery.

  11. sootheverb

    To bring comfort or relief.

  12. Etymology: From sothen, from soþian, from sanþōnan, from sont-. Cognate with sande, sanna, sanna,,. See also sooth.


  1. Soothe

    Soothe is a multi-national wellness service provider based out of Los Angeles, California. The company allows users to request the services of a massage therapist, cosmetologists, and estheticians. Since its launch in 2014, the mostly mobile app-based company has received significant press coverage and has expanded its service area to include many cities and counties in the United States. It also provides services in Australia, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Germany.


  1. soothe

    To soothe means to relieve, calm or alleviate a person's pain or discomfort, whether it's physical or emotional. It can also refer to reducing any form of distress, agitation, or friction, or making something unpleasant seem less severe or intense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sootheadjective

    to assent to as true

  2. Sootheadjective

    to assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by compliance; to please with blandishments or soft words; to flatter

  3. Sootheadjective

    to assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows


  1. Soothe

    Soothe is a Bjørn Lynne dance album released in 2004.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Soothe

    sōōth, v.t. to please with soft words: to flatter: to soften, allay.—ns. Sooth′er, one who, or that which, soothes: (Shak.) one who gains by blandishments, a flatterer; Sooth′ing (Shak.), flattery (also adj.).—adv. Sooth′ingly. [A.S. gesóthian, to confirm as true—sóth, true.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soothe in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soothe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of soothe in a Sentence

  1. Michael Pillsbury:

    There is no specific agreement for a phased rollback of the tariffs, the American side has been ambiguous when and which tariffs will be lifted. The Chinese have some wishful thinking and are trying to soothe their domestic hardliners that the tariffs will someday come off.

  2. Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of Chesterfield, 1749:

    That ready wit, which you so partially allow me, ... may create many admirers; but, take my word for it, it makes few friends. It shines and dazzles like the noonday sun, but, like that, too, it is very apt to scorch, and therefore is always feared. The milder morning and evening light and heat of that planet soothe and calm our minds. Never seek for wit; if it present itself, well and good; but even then, let your judgement interpose, and take care that it be not at the expense of anybody.

  3. Fox News:

    50 More Ways To Soothe Yourself Without Food.

  4. William Congreve:

    Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

  5. Gabrielle Francis:

    The protein helps to keep the blood sugar stable so it does n’t crash and wake you up -- and then there’s herbs like St. John's Wort, passionflower and Melissa Officinalis that all help to soothe the nervous system.

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