Assuage is defined as to make better or lessen.(verb)
An example of something that a nurse might assuage is someone's pain with the distribution of medicine.
The definition of assuage is to fulfill the needs of.(verb)
An example of something that you may assuage is your need for sleep.
Assuage means to pacify.(verb)
An example something that a parent may assuage is a child's fear of the monster under the bed.
See assuage in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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transitive verb as·suaged, as·suag·ing, as·suag·es
Origin: Middle English asswagen
Origin: , from Old French assuagier
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *assuāviāre
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin suāvis, sweet, delightful; see swād- in Indo-European roots.
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