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English verb: palliate

1. palliate (communication) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of


SamplesThe circumstances extenuate the crime.


Synonymsextenuate, mitigate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalise, rationalize


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. palliate (body) provide physical relief, as from pain


SamplesThis pill will relieve your headaches.


Synonymsalleviate, assuage, relieve


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)comfort, ease, soothe









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