Definitions for: Assuage


[v] provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
[v] satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
[v] cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss"



Webster (1913) Definition: As*suage", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assuaged; p. pr. &
vb. n. Assuaging.] [OE. asuagen, aswagen, OF. asoagier,
asuagier, fr. assouagier, fr. L. ad + suavis sweet. See
Sweet.]
To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease,
or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as
passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire.

Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage. --Addison.

To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man --Burke.

The fount at which the panting mind assuages Her thirst
of knowledge. --Byron.

Syn: To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm;
tranquilize; relieve. See Alleviate.


As*suage", v. i.
To abate or subside. [Archaic] ``The waters assuaged.''
--Gen. vii. 1.

The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to
assuage. --De Foe.

Synonyms: allay, alleviate, appease, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, palliate, placate, quench, relieve, slake

See Also: ameliorate, amend, better, calm, calm down, comfort, consume, ease, fill, fulfil, fulfill, have, improve, ingest, lull, meet, meliorate, quiet, quieten, satisfy, soothe, still, take, take in, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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