- Soothe is defined as to calm or relieve.
An example of to soothe is to rock a crying baby to sleep.
soothe definition by Webster's New World
- to make calm or composed, as by gentle treatment, flattery, etc.; appease; mollify
- to allay or relieve (pain, an ache, etc.); assuage
Origin: Middle English sothen ; from Old English sothian, to bear witness to, prove true ; from soth: see sooth
soothe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb soothed soothed, sooth·ing, soothes verb, transitive
- To calm or placate.
- To ease or relieve (pain, for example).
Origin: Middle English sothen, to verify, from Old English sōthian, from sōth, true; see es- in Indo-European roots.
- soothˈer noun