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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.

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. Lisa Damour:

    Good contact helps soothe the nervous system and plays an important role in regulating emotions.

  2. Kazuhiro Takahashi:

    People are still worried about the global economic slowdown. The focus now is on whether financial leaders can cooperate and deliver a message to soothe investor sentiment.

  3. Angela Rye:

    I don't know how you soothe people, how you meet people where they are, how you tell people: 'I feel your pain,' without saying where their pain comes from.

  4. Phil Flynn:

    The strike news is mainly psychological in that it hasn't yet had a big impact on production, but a settlement would soothe concerns about the possibility the strike could eventually hurt output.

  5. William Congreve:

    Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.N.B. This quote is commonly misquoted as savage beast.

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