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4 definitions found
 for assuage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage. --Addison.
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           To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man --Burke.
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           The fount at which the panting mind assuages
           Her thirst of knowledge.                 --Byron.
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     Syn: To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm;
          tranquilize; relieve. See Alleviate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assuage \As*suage"\, v. i.
     To abate or subside. [Archaic] "The waters assuaged." --Gen.
     vii. 1.
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           The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to
           assuage.                                 --De Foe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  assuage
      v 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
           "She managed to mollify the angry customer" [syn: pacify,
           lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify,
           placate, gentle, gruntle]
      2: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst" [syn:
         quench, slake, allay, assuage]
      3: provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will
         relieve your headaches" [syn: relieve, alleviate,
         palliate, assuage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "assuage":
     abate, adjust to, allay, alleviate, alter, anesthetize, appease,
     attemper, bank the fire, benumb, blunt, box in, chasten,
     circumscribe, condition, constrain, control, cushion, damp, dampen,
     de-emphasize, deaden, deaden the pain, diminish, downplay, dull,
     ease, ease matters, extenuate, feast, feed, foment, give relief,
     gratify, hedge, hedge about, keep within bounds, lay, leaven,
     lenify, lessen, lighten, limit, lull, mitigate, moderate, modify,
     modulate, mollify, narrow, numb, obtund, pad, palliate, play down,
     poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on, qualify, quench, reduce,
     reduce the temperature, regale, regulate by, relieve, restrain,
     restrict, salve, sate, satiate, satisfy, season, set conditions,
     set limits, slacken, slake, slow down, smother, sober, sober down,
     soften, soothe, stifle, stupe, subdue, suppress, tame, temper,
     tone down, tune down, underplay, weaken
  
  

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