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English verb: assuage

1. assuage (emotion) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of


SamplesShe managed to mollify the angry customer.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to assuage Sue


Synonymsappease, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

2. assuage (consumption) satisfy (thirst)


SamplesThe cold water quenched his thirst.


Synonymsallay, quench, slake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy


Entailconsume, have, ingest, take, take in

3. assuage (body) provide physical relief, as from pain


SamplesThis pill will relieve your headaches.


Synonymsalleviate, palliate, relieve


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


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


Narrower (hyponym)comfort, ease, soothe









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