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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.


a person who or that which reduces, moderates or subdues
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allayer - a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifiesallayer - a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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