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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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