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soothe

 (so͞oth)
v. soothed, sooth·ing, soothes
v.tr.
1. To calm or placate (a person, for example).
2. To ease or relieve (pain, for example).
v.intr.
To bring comfort, composure, or relief.

[Middle English sothen, to verify, from Old English sōthian, from sōth, true; see es- in Indo-European roots.]

sooth′er n.

soothe

(suːð)
vb
1. (tr) to make calm or tranquil
2. (tr) to relieve or assuage (pain, longing, etc)
3. (intr) to bring tranquillity or relief
[C16 (in the sense: to mollify): from Old English sōthian to prove; related to Old Norse sanna to assert; see sooth]
ˈsoother n

soothe

(suð)

v. soothed, sooth•ing. v.t.
1. to offer relief or comfort to: to soothe someone with kind words.
2. to mitigate; assuage; allay: to soothe sunburned skin.
v.i.
3. to exert a soothing influence.
[before 950; Middle English sothen to verify, Old English sōthian, derivative of sōth sooth]
sooth′er, n.
syn: See comfort.
sooth, soothsayer, soothe - Sooth, "true, truth," or "that which is," is part of soothsayer; it is related to soothe, which once meant "assent to be true; say yes to," or "to prove or show a fact to be true."
See also related terms for prove.

soothe


Past participle: soothed
Gerund: soothing

Imperative
soothe
soothe
Present
I soothe
you soothe
he/she/it soothes
we soothe
you soothe
they soothe
Preterite
I soothed
you soothed
he/she/it soothed
we soothed
you soothed
they soothed
Present Continuous
I am soothing
you are soothing
he/she/it is soothing
we are soothing
you are soothing
they are soothing
Present Perfect
I have soothed
you have soothed
he/she/it has soothed
we have soothed
you have soothed
they have soothed
Past Continuous
I was soothing
you were soothing
he/she/it was soothing
we were soothing
you were soothing
they were soothing
Past Perfect
I had soothed
you had soothed
he/she/it had soothed
we had soothed
you had soothed
they had soothed
Future
I will soothe
you will soothe
he/she/it will soothe
we will soothe
you will soothe
they will soothe
Future Perfect
I will have soothed
you will have soothed
he/she/it will have soothed
we will have soothed
you will have soothed
they will have soothed
Future Continuous
I will be soothing
you will be soothing
he/she/it will be soothing
we will be soothing
you will be soothing
they will be soothing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been soothing
you have been soothing
he/she/it has been soothing
we have been soothing
you have been soothing
they have been soothing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been soothing
you will have been soothing
he/she/it will have been soothing
we will have been soothing
you will have been soothing
they will have been soothing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been soothing
you had been soothing
he/she/it had been soothing
we had been soothing
you had been soothing
they had been soothing
Conditional
I would soothe
you would soothe
he/she/it would soothe
we would soothe
you would soothe
they would soothe
Past Conditional
I would have soothed
you would have soothed
he/she/it would have soothed
we would have soothed
you would have soothed
they would have soothed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.soothe - give moral or emotional strength to
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
allay, still, ease, relieve - lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
2.soothe - cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
alleviate, relieve, palliate, assuage - provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
irritate - excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach"

soothe

verb
1. calm, still, quiet, hush, settle, calm down, appease, lull, mitigate, pacify, mollify, smooth down, tranquillize He would take her in his arms and soothe her.
calm worry, excite, upset, disturb, annoy, irritate, rouse, hassle (informal), aggravate (informal), agitate, inflame, disquiet, vex, get on your nerves (informal)
2. relieve, ease, alleviate, dull, diminish, soften, assuage, deaden, take the edge off Lemon tisanes with honey can soothe sore throats.
relieve irritate, exacerbate, increase, stimulate, inflame

soothe

verb
1. To ease the anger or agitation of:
2. To give hope to in time of grief or pain:
Translations
يُخَفِّف الألَميُهَدِّئ
ukonejšitulevit
beroligedulme
lina, sefaróa, sefa
mierinātnomierinātremdēt
pomiriti
dindirmekyatıştırmak

soothe

[suːð]
A. VT [+ person, baby] → calmar, tranquilizar; [+ nerves] → calmar; [+ mind] → relajar; [+ anger] → aplacar; [+ doubts] → acallar; [+ pain, cough] → aliviar
to soothe sb's fearsdisipar los temores de algn, tranquilizar a algn
to soothe sb's vanityhalagar la vanidad a algn
B. VIaliviar

soothe

[ˈsuːð] vt
(= calm) [+ person] → apaiser; [+ nerves] → calmer; [+ fear] → apaiser
(= ease) [+ pain, aching muscles, burn] → apaiser

soothe

vtberuhigen; painlindern, mildern
viberuhigen; (= relieve pain)lindern; an ointment which sootheseine schmerzlindernde Salbe

soothe

[suːð] vt (gen) → calmare; (pain, anxieties) → alleviare

soothe

(suːð) verb
1. to calm, comfort or quieten (a person, his feelings etc). She was so upset that it took half an hour to soothe her.
2. to ease (pain etc). The medicine soothed the child's toothache.
ˈsoothing adjective
ˈsoothingly adverb

soothe

vt. calmar, aliviar, mitigar; suavizar.

soothe

vt aliviar, calmar
References in classic literature ?
No one else in Stepan Arkadyevitch's place, having to do with such despair, would have ventured to smile (the smile would have seemed brutal); but in his smile there was so much of sweetness and almost feminine tenderness that his smile did not wound, but softened and soothed.
And so it was that our rage against Red-Eye was soothed away by art, and we screamed the wild choruses of the hee-hee council until the night warned us of its terrors, and we crept away to our holes in the rocks, calling softly to one another, while the stars came out and darkness settled down.
She possessed a gentle, caressing tongue that soothed him when it passed over his soft little body, and that impelled him to snuggle close against her and to doze off to sleep.
It is all right, my dear; don't worry," soothed Miss Polly, agitatedly, hurrying forward.
The sky seems more transparent there, and the sun shines with a strange brilliancy, and a delightful grove of green leafy trees presents itself to the eyes and charms the sight with its verdure, while the ear is soothed by the sweet untutored melody of the countless birds of gay plumage that flit to and fro among the interlacing branches.