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Related to allayed: cowering, dreading, rebuffed

allay

soften, assuage: lay to rest or lull into a sense of security: She tried to allay her child’s fears.
Not to be confused with:
alley – a passage, a narrow back street: Our garage is off the back alley.
alloy – a lower-quality metal mixed with a more valuable one; to debase, impair, or adulterate; fusion, blend, composite: Coins are often alloys.
ally – unify, join; a partner, friend, or confederate: Canada was our ally in World War II.

al·lay

 (ə-lā′)
tr.v. al·layed, al·lay·ing, al·lays
1. To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest: allayed the fears of the worried citizens.
2. To reduce the intensity of; lessen or relieve: allay the threat of social unrest; allay skin irritation. See Synonyms at relieve.

[Middle English aleien, from Old English ālecgan, to lay aside, lay down : ā-, intensive pref. + lecgan, to lay; see lay1.]

al·lay′er n.

allay

(əˈleɪ)
vb
1. to relieve (pain, grief, etc) or be relieved
2. (tr) to reduce (fear, anger, etc)
[Old English ālecgan to put down, from lecgan to lay1]

al•lay

(əˈleɪ)

v.t.
1. to put (fear, doubt, etc.) to rest; calm.
2. to lessen: to allay pain.
[before 1000; Middle English aleyen, Old English ālecgan to put down, allay (ā- a-3 + lecgan to lay1)]
al•lay′er, n.

allay


Past participle: allayed
Gerund: allaying

Imperative
allay
allay
Present
I allay
you allay
he/she/it allays
we allay
you allay
they allay
Preterite
I allayed
you allayed
he/she/it allayed
we allayed
you allayed
they allayed
Present Continuous
I am allaying
you are allaying
he/she/it is allaying
we are allaying
you are allaying
they are allaying
Present Perfect
I have allayed
you have allayed
he/she/it has allayed
we have allayed
you have allayed
they have allayed
Past Continuous
I was allaying
you were allaying
he/she/it was allaying
we were allaying
you were allaying
they were allaying
Past Perfect
I had allayed
you had allayed
he/she/it had allayed
we had allayed
you had allayed
they had allayed
Future
I will allay
you will allay
he/she/it will allay
we will allay
you will allay
they will allay
Future Perfect
I will have allayed
you will have allayed
he/she/it will have allayed
we will have allayed
you will have allayed
they will have allayed
Future Continuous
I will be allaying
you will be allaying
he/she/it will be allaying
we will be allaying
you will be allaying
they will be allaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been allaying
you have been allaying
he/she/it has been allaying
we have been allaying
you have been allaying
they have been allaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been allaying
you will have been allaying
he/she/it will have been allaying
we will have been allaying
you will have been allaying
they will have been allaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been allaying
you had been allaying
he/she/it had been allaying
we had been allaying
you had been allaying
they had been allaying
Conditional
I would allay
you would allay
he/she/it would allay
we would allay
you would allay
they would allay
Past Conditional
I would have allayed
you would have allayed
he/she/it would have allayed
we would have allayed
you would have allayed
they would have allayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.allay - lessen the intensity of or calmallay - lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
comfort, console, solace, soothe - give moral or emotional strength to
abreact - discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
2.allay - satisfy (thirst)allay - satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need

allay

verb reduce, quiet, relax, ease, calm, smooth, relieve, check, moderate, dull, diminish, compose, soften, blunt, soothe, subdue, lessen, alleviate, appease, quell, mitigate, assuage, pacify, mollify He did what he could to allay his wife's fears.

allay

verb
1. To make less severe or more bearable:
2. To make or become calm:
Translations
يُهَدِّئ ، يُبَدِّد (المَخاوِف)
utišitzmírnit
beroligedæmpe
sefa, draga úr
nuraminti
mazinātvājināt
yatıştırmak

allay

[əˈleɪ] VT [+ fears] → aquietar, calmar; [+ doubts] → despejar; [+ pain] → aliviar

allay

[əˈleɪ] vt [+ fears, concerns] → apaiser, calmer; [+ suspicions] → dissiper; [+ anxiety] → calmerall clear n
(after attack, air raid)fin f d'alerte
(fig) (= go-ahead) to give sb the all clear → donner le feu vert à qn
to get the all clear → recevoir le feu vert

allay

vtverringern; doubt, fears, suspicion(weitgehend) zerstreuen

allay

[əˈleɪ] vt (frm) (fears) → dissipare

allay

(əˈlei) verb
to make less. He allayed her fears.
References in classic literature ?
[*] Whose vices are not allayed with a single virtue
Stanfield sprang upon him, plunged his knife into his throat, and allayed his raging hunger by drinking his blood: A fire was instantly kindled beside the carcass, when the two hunters cooked, and ate again and again, until, perfectly gorged, they sank to sleep before their hunting fire.
By degrees their fears were allayed by kind treatment; but they continued to regard the strangers with a mixture of awe and wonder, for it was the first time in their lives they had ever seen a white man.
STRIKES have been averted at a major north-east gas terminal after discussions "allayed" workers' fears over health and safety.
Islamabad -- Just like former finance minister Asad Umar another PTI leader Ghulam Sarwar Khan has also refused to take new ministry of Aviation saying that he will not take new ministry till his reservations are allayed.
We believe that by registering our presence in the South, some of these wild allegations and misconceptions about the product will be allayed, since the people here will have the opportunity of feeling the product,' he argued.
A top official with the Federal Reserve has allayed concerns that Fed officials could be replaced by machines.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday allayed fears of human rights abuses amid President Rodrigo Duterte's call to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year.