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Definition of "assuage" []

  • To make (something burdensome or painful) less intense or severe: assuage her grief. See Synonyms at relieve. (verb-transitive)
  • To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To pacify or calm: assuage their chronic insecurity. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "assuage" in a sentence
  • "The move would be to "assuage" DT holders who are "disenchanted" with the performance of the German telco's stock, the Journal says."
  • "To assuage those concerns, we have looked hard to see if we have missed the real story."
  • "Upcoming second-quarter results may do little to assuage such fears."