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soothe

soothe

 
 
pronunciation:
suth
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: soothed, soothes, soothing
definition 1: to make less angry, pained, distressed, or the like; calm or comfort.
The mother soothed the child with comforting words.
synonyms:
calm, comfort, console
antonyms:
aggravate, agitate, annoy, disquiet, excite, ruffle, shake, vex
similar words:
allay, alleviate, appease, assuage, cheer, cure, ease, gentle, mollify, pacify, quiet, refresh, relax, settle, smooth, solace, tranquilize
definition 2: to lessen, ease, or relieve (pain, anger, or the like).
Heat can soothe the pain of sore muscles.
synonyms:
alleviate, relieve, salve
antonyms:
aggravate, irritate, jar
similar words:
allay, assuage, blunt, calm, dull, ease, lessen, mitigate, mollify, palliate, quiet, reduce, smooth
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have a calming or tranquilizing effect; bring comfort or relief.
When I'm under stress, music soothes more than anything else.
antonyms:
annoy
similar words:
calm, cure, heal, quiet, refresh, relax
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derivations: soothing (adj.), soothingly (adv.), soother (n.), soothingness (n.)
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