Soothe Definition

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soothed, soothes, soothing
To have a soothing effect.
Webster's New World
To make calm or composed, as by gentle treatment, flattery, etc.; appease; mollify.
Webster's New World
To allay or relieve (pain, an ache, etc.); assuage.
Webster's New World
To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
American Heritage

To restore to ease, comfort, or tranquility; relieve; calm; quiet; refresh.


Origin of Soothe

  • From Middle English sothen (“to verify, prove the validity of"), from Old English sōþian (“to verify, prove, confirm, bear witness to"), from Proto-Germanic *sanþōnÄ… (“to prove, certify, acknowledge, testify"), from Proto-Indo-European *sont-, *sent- (“being, true"). Cognate with Danish sande (“to verify"), Swedish sanna (“to verify"), Icelandic sanna (“to verify"), Gothic [script?] (suthjan), [script?] (suthjōn, “to soothe"). See also sooth.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sothen to verify from Old English sōthian from sōth true es- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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