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assuage

as·suage

assuage

 
pronunciation:
sweIj
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: assuaged, assuages, assuaging
definition 1: to make less severe or more bearable; alleviate.
The support of her friends helped to assuage her sorrow over the loss of her husband.
synonyms:
allay, alleviate, appease, comfort, mitigate, palliate, relieve, soothe
antonyms:
aggravate, exacerbate
similar words:
abate, calm, hush, lessen, lighten, mollify, placate, quell, remedy, solace, succor
definition 2: to satisfy or appease; relieve.
The meal assuaged his appetite.
synonyms:
appease, quench, relieve, satisfy, slake
antonyms:
exacerbate, intensify
similar words:
allay, pacify, sate, satiate
derivation: assuagement (n.)