as·suage [uh-sweyj, uh-sweyzh] (previously 07-16-13)
verb (used with object)
1. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one's grief; to assuage one's pain.
2. to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve: to assuage one's hunger.
3. to soothe, calm, or mollify: to assuage his fears; to assuage her anger.
OTHER WORDS FROM ASSUAGE
WORDS RELATED TO ASSUAGE
satisfy, mitigate, placate, appease, quench, lessen, soften, sate, alleviate, pacify, mollify, allay, temper, tranquilize, fill, surfeit, palliate, conciliate, ease, moderate
SYNONYMS FOR ASSUAGE
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1. alleviate, lessen.
ANTONYMS FOR ASSUAGE
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English aswagen < Old French asouagier < Vulgar Latin *assuaviare, equivalent to Latin as- as- + -suaviare, verbal derivative of Latin suavis agreeable to the taste, pleasant (cf. suave; akin to sweet)
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