Definitions for: Soothe

[v] cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
[v] give moral or emotional strength to

Webster (1913) Definition: Soothe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soothed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Soothing.] [Originally, to assent to as true; OE. so?ien to
verify, AS. ges??ian to prove the truth of, to bear witness.
See Sooth, a.]
1. To assent to as true. [Obs.] --Testament of Love.

2. To assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by
compliance; to please with blandishments or soft words; to

Good, my lord, soothe him, let him take the fellow.

I've tried the force of every reason on him, Soothed
and caressed, been angry, soothed again. --Addison.

3. To assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe
a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows.

Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, To
soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. --Congreve.

Though the sound of Fame May for a moment soothe, it
can not slake The fever of vain longing. --Byron.

Syn: To soften; assuage; allay; compose; mollify;
tranquilize; pacify; mitigate.

Synonyms: comfort, console, solace

Antonyms: irritate

See Also: allay, alleviate, assuage, calm, calm down, ease, lull, palliate, quiet, quieten, relieve, relieve, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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