When a medication lessens your pain after surgery or the unpleasant symptoms of a disease, these are examples of when you palliate with medication.
When a police chief calls a press conference and assures the citizens that the robber has been arrested, this is an example of when you palliate fears.
Origin of palliate
- Middle English palliaten from Late Latin palliāre palliāt- to cloak, palliate from Latin pallium cloak
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition