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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Soothe  \Soothe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Soothed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Soothing}.]  [Originally,  to  assent  to  as  true;  OE  so?ien  to 
  verify,  AS  ges??ian  to  prove  the  truth  of  to  bear  witness. 
  See  {Sooth},  a.] 
  1.  To  assent  to  as  true.  [Obs.]  --Testament  of  Love. 
  2.  To  assent  to  to  comply  with  to  gratify;  to  humor  by 
  compliance;  to  please  with  blandishments  or  soft  words  to 
  Good,  my  lord,  soothe  him  let  him  take  the  fellow. 
  I've  tried  the  force  of  every  reason  on  him  Soothed 
  and  caressed,  been  angry,  soothed  again  --Addison. 
  3.  To  assuage;  to  mollify;  to  calm;  to  comfort;  as  to  soothe 
  a  crying  child;  to  soothe  one's  sorrows. 
  Music  hath  charms  to  soothe  the  savage  breast,  To 
  soften  rocks,  or  bend  a  knotted  oak.  --Congreve. 
  Though  the  sound  of  Fame  May  for  a  moment  soothe,  it 
  can  not  slake  The  fever  of  vain  longing.  --Byron. 
  Syn:  To  soften;  assuage;  allay;  compose;  mollify; 
  tranquilize;  pacify;  mitigate. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  give  moral  or  emotional  strength  to  [syn:  {comfort},  {console}, 
  2:  cause  to  feel  better;  "the  medicine  soothes  the  pain  of  the 
  inflammation"  [ant:  {irritate}] 

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