Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 06/10/21 Assuage

Assuage (verb)
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
as·suage·ment, noun
as·suag·er, noun
un·as·suaged, adjective
un·as·suag·ing, adjective

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
See synonyms for: assuage / assuagement on Thesaurus.com
1. alleviate, lessen.

ANTONYMS FOR ASSUAGE
intensify.

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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