assuage


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as·suage

 (ə-swāj′)
tr.v. as·suaged, as·suag·ing, as·suag·es
1. To make (something burdensome or painful) less intense or severe: assuage her grief. See Synonyms at relieve.
2. To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
3. To appease or calm: assuaged his critics.

[Middle English asswagen, from Old French assuagier, from Vulgar Latin *assuāviāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin suāvis, sweet, delightful; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

as·suage′ment n.

assuage

(əˈsweɪdʒ)
vb (tr)
1. to soothe, moderate, or relieve (grief, pain, etc)
2. to give relief to (thirst, appetite, etc); satisfy
3. to pacify; calm
[C14: from Old French assouagier, from Vulgar Latin assuāviāre (unattested) to sweeten, from Latin suāvis pleasant; see suave]
asˈsuagement n
asˈsuager n
assuasive adj

as•suage

(əˈsweɪdʒ, əˈsweɪʒ)

v.t. -suaged, -suag•ing.
1. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one's grief.
2. to appease; satisfy; allay: to assuage one's hunger.
3. to soothe, calm, or mollify: to assuage one's fears.
[1250–1300; < Old French asouagier < Vulgar Latin *assuāviāre < Latin as- as- + -suāviāre <suāvis suave]
as•suage′ment, n.
as•suag′er, n.

assuage


Past participle: assuaged
Gerund: assuaging

Imperative
assuage
assuage
Present
I assuage
you assuage
he/she/it assuages
we assuage
you assuage
they assuage
Preterite
I assuaged
you assuaged
he/she/it assuaged
we assuaged
you assuaged
they assuaged
Present Continuous
I am assuaging
you are assuaging
he/she/it is assuaging
we are assuaging
you are assuaging
they are assuaging
Present Perfect
I have assuaged
you have assuaged
he/she/it has assuaged
we have assuaged
you have assuaged
they have assuaged
Past Continuous
I was assuaging
you were assuaging
he/she/it was assuaging
we were assuaging
you were assuaging
they were assuaging
Past Perfect
I had assuaged
you had assuaged
he/she/it had assuaged
we had assuaged
you had assuaged
they had assuaged
Future
I will assuage
you will assuage
he/she/it will assuage
we will assuage
you will assuage
they will assuage
Future Perfect
I will have assuaged
you will have assuaged
he/she/it will have assuaged
we will have assuaged
you will have assuaged
they will have assuaged
Future Continuous
I will be assuaging
you will be assuaging
he/she/it will be assuaging
we will be assuaging
you will be assuaging
they will be assuaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been assuaging
you have been assuaging
he/she/it has been assuaging
we have been assuaging
you have been assuaging
they have been assuaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been assuaging
you will have been assuaging
he/she/it will have been assuaging
we will have been assuaging
you will have been assuaging
they will have been assuaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been assuaging
you had been assuaging
he/she/it had been assuaging
we had been assuaging
you had been assuaging
they had been assuaging
Conditional
I would assuage
you would assuage
he/she/it would assuage
we would assuage
you would assuage
they would assuage
Past Conditional
I would have assuaged
you would have assuaged
he/she/it would have assuaged
we would have assuaged
you would have assuaged
they would have assuaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.assuage - cause to be more favorably inclinedassuage - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
2.assuage - satisfy (thirst)assuage - satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need
3.assuage - provide physical relief, as from painassuage - provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
soothe - cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
comfort, ease - lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

assuage

verb
2. calm, still, quiet, relax, satisfy, soften, soothe, appease, lull, pacify, mollify, tranquillize The meat they'd managed to procure assuaged their hunger.
calm provoke, infuriate, aggravate, enrage, madden, embitter

assuage

verb
1. To make less severe or more bearable:
2. To ease the anger or agitation of:
Translations

assuage

[əˈsweɪdʒ] VT (liter) [+ feelings, anger] → aplacar; [+ pain] → calmar, aliviar; [+ passion] → mitigar, suavizar; [+ desire] → satisfacer; [+ appetite] → satisfacer, saciar; [+ person] → apaciguar, sosegar
he was not easily assuagedno resultaba fácil apaciguarlo or sosegarlo

assuage

[əˈsweɪdʒ] vt [+ grief, pain] → soulager; [+ thirst, appetite, hunger] → assouvir; [+ guilt] → atténuer; [+ anger] → apaiser

assuage

vt hunger, thirst, desirestillen, befriedigen; anger, fears etcbeschwichtigen; pain, grieflindern; guiltvermindern; conscienceerleichtern

assuage

[əˈsweɪdʒ] vt (frm) (feelings, pain) → attenuare, alleviare; (appetite) → placare
References in classic literature ?
yet are they clearly wholesome, the more espe- cially when one doth assuage the asperities of their nature by admixture of the tranquilizing juice of the wayward cabbage --"
The mother's consternation was excessive; but it could not surpass the alarm of the Miss Steeles, and every thing was done by all three, in so critical an emergency, which affection could suggest as likely to assuage the agonies of the little sufferer.
I cannot deny that I grieved for his grief, whatever that was, and would have given much to assuage it.
Hold, father,'' said the Jew, ``mitigate and assuage your choler.
Nevertheless, I had to assuage the grief of an old woman- servant, who staggered back at the tidings of her young master's death, and sank half-dead into a chair when she saw the blood- stained key.
Juno, again, suffered when the mighty son of Amphitryon wounded her on the right breast with a three-barbed arrow, and nothing could assuage her pain.
He looked behind him intently and continually, and what he saw there did not assuage his resentment.
Sometimes he endeavored to assuage the fever of his spirit by a rapid walk through the streets of Padua or beyond its gates: his footsteps kept time with the throbbings of his brain, so that the walk was apt to accelerate itself to a race.
Anne, attending with all the strength and zeal, and thought, which instinct supplied, to Henrietta, still tried, at intervals, to suggest comfort to the others, tried to quiet Mary, to animate Charles, to assuage the feelings of Captain Wentworth.
Do, messieurs, do all that your hearts counsel you to assuage the grief of Madame Fouquet.
He was gloomy because he passionately longed for some vodka, and the only thing that could assuage that longing was tea and he had not yet been offered any.
The other night, while I was waiting on him, and just as I had brought him a draught to assuage his burning thirst, he observed, with a return of his former sarcastic bitterness, 'Yes, you're mighty attentive now