What does assuage mean?

assuage meaning in General Dictionary

To abate or diminish

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  • To soften in a figurative feeling to allay mitigate simplicity or decrease as temperature discomfort or grief to appease or pacify as enthusiasm or tumult to meet as appetite or desire
  • fulfill (thirst)
  • reason to be more favorably likely; get the good might of
  • supply real relief, as from discomfort
  • To soften, in a figurative good sense; to allay, mitigate, simplicity, or decrease, as temperature, discomfort, or grief; to appease or pacify, as enthusiasm or tumult; to meet, as appetite or desire.
  • To abate or subside.

assuage meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Anglo-French assuager, Old French assoagier "soften, modest, alleviate, peaceful, soothe, pacify," from Vulgar Latin *adsuaviare, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + suavis "nice, agreeable" (see sweet (adj.)). For noise development in French, compare deluge from Latin diluvium, abridge from abbreviare. Associated: Assuaged; assuaging.


assuage meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To soften, in a figurative good sense; to allay, mitigate, relieve, or decrease, as temperature, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to fulfill, as appetite or need.

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  • (v. i.) To abate or diminish.

Sentence Examples with the word assuage

It will assuage the fears of subscribers worried about publicly associating themselves with fiction.

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