Assuage definition

ə-swāj
To make (something burdensome or painful) less intense or severe.

Assuage her grief.

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To appease or calm.

Assuaged his critics.

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To calm (passion, anger, etc.); pacify.
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To satisfy or slake (thirst, appetite, etc.)
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To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
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Assuage means to pacify.

An example something that a parent may assuage is a child's fear of the monster under the bed.

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To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).
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Assuage is defined as to make better or lessen.

An example of something that a nurse might assuage is someone's pain with the distribution of medicine.

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The definition of assuage is to fulfill the needs of.

An example of something that you may assuage is your need for sleep.

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To pacify or soothe (someone).
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To lessen (pain, distress, etc.); allay.
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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”) + .

    From Wiktionary