Assuage her grief.
Assuaged his critics.
An example something that a parent may assuage is a child's fear of the monster under the bed.
An example of something that a nurse might assuage is someone's pain with the distribution of medicine.
An example of something that you may assuage is your need for sleep.
Origin of assuage
- Middle English asswagen from Old French assuagier from Vulgar Latin assuāviāre Latin ad- ad- Latin suāvis sweet, delightful swād- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English aswagen, from Old French asuagier (“to appease, to calm”), from Vulgar Latin assuaviō, derived from ad- + suavis (“sweet”) + -ō.