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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
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At least they seem so to me, though a certain sweetness assuaged the pain.
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As he told Martin, he had once gone three days without water, had done so voluntarily, in order to experience the exquisite delight of such a thirst assuaged.
He partly assuaged his thirst, and uttered his final word.
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