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assuage


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assuage  \As*suage"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assuaged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Assuaging}.]  [OE.  asuagen  aswagen  OF  asoagier 
  asuagier  fr  assouagier  fr  L.  ad  +  suavis  sweet.  See 
  {Sweet}.] 
  To  soften,  in  a  figurative  sense  to  allay,  mitigate,  ease, 
  or  lessen,  as  heat,  pain,  or  grief;  to  appease  or  pacify,  as 
  passion  or  tumult;  to  satisfy,  as  appetite  or  desire. 
 
  Refreshing  winds  the  summer's  heat  assuage.  --Addison. 
 
  To  assuage  the  sorrows  of  a  desolate  old  man  --Burke. 
 
  The  fount  at  which  the  panting  mind  assuages  Her  thirst 
  of  knowledge.  --Byron. 
 
  Syn:  To  alleviate;  mitigate;  appease;  soothe;  calm; 
  tranquilize;  relieve.  See  {Alleviate}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assuage  \As*suage"\,  v.  i. 
  To  abate  or  subside.  [Archaic]  ``The  waters  assuaged.'' 
  --Gen.  vii.  1. 
 
  The  plague  being  come  to  a  crisis,  its  fury  began  to 
  assuage.  --De  Foe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assuage 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  more  favorably  inclined;  gain  the  good  will  of 
  "She  managed  to  mollify  her  angry  boss"  [syn:  {pacify}, 
  {lenify},  {conciliate},  {appease},  {mollify},  {placate}, 
  {gentle},  {gruntle}] 
  2:  satisfy  (thirst)  [syn:  {quench},  {slake},  {allay}] 
  3:  provide  physical  relief,  as  from  pain;  "This  pill  will 
  relieve  your  headaches"  [syn:  {relieve},  {alleviate},  {palliate}] 




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