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pal·li·ate

 (păl′ē-āt′)
tr.v. pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing, pal·li·ates
1.
a. To make less severe or intense; mitigate. See Synonyms at relieve.
b. To alleviate the symptoms of (a disease or disorder).
2. To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.

[Middle English palliaten, from Late Latin palliāre, palliāt-, to cloak, palliate, from Latin pallium, cloak.]

pal′li·a′tion n.
pal′li·a′tor n.

palliate

(ˈpælɪˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to lessen the severity of (pain, disease, etc) without curing or removing; alleviate; mitigate
2. to cause (an offence) to seem less serious by concealing evidence; extenuate
[C16: from Late Latin palliāre to cover up, from Latin pallium a cloak, pallium]
ˌpalliˈation n
ˈpalliˌator n

pal•li•ate

(ˈpæl iˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to relieve without curing; mitigate; alleviate: to palliate a chronic disease.
2. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
[1540–50; < Late Latin palliātus cloaked, covered. See pallium, -ate1]
pal`li•a′tion, n.
pal′li•a`tor, n.

palliate


Past participle: palliated
Gerund: palliating

Imperative
palliate
palliate
Present
I palliate
you palliate
he/she/it palliates
we palliate
you palliate
they palliate
Preterite
I palliated
you palliated
he/she/it palliated
we palliated
you palliated
they palliated
Present Continuous
I am palliating
you are palliating
he/she/it is palliating
we are palliating
you are palliating
they are palliating
Present Perfect
I have palliated
you have palliated
he/she/it has palliated
we have palliated
you have palliated
they have palliated
Past Continuous
I was palliating
you were palliating
he/she/it was palliating
we were palliating
you were palliating
they were palliating
Past Perfect
I had palliated
you had palliated
he/she/it had palliated
we had palliated
you had palliated
they had palliated
Future
I will palliate
you will palliate
he/she/it will palliate
we will palliate
you will palliate
they will palliate
Future Perfect
I will have palliated
you will have palliated
he/she/it will have palliated
we will have palliated
you will have palliated
they will have palliated
Future Continuous
I will be palliating
you will be palliating
he/she/it will be palliating
we will be palliating
you will be palliating
they will be palliating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been palliating
you have been palliating
he/she/it has been palliating
we have been palliating
you have been palliating
they have been palliating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been palliating
you will have been palliating
he/she/it will have been palliating
we will have been palliating
you will have been palliating
they will have been palliating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been palliating
you had been palliating
he/she/it had been palliating
we had been palliating
you had been palliating
they had been palliating
Conditional
I would palliate
you would palliate
he/she/it would palliate
we would palliate
you would palliate
they would palliate
Past Conditional
I would have palliated
you would have palliated
he/she/it would have palliated
we would have palliated
you would have palliated
they would have palliated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.palliate - lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent ofpalliate - lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
apologise, rationalize, apologize, rationalise, justify, excuse - defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
2.palliate - provide physical relief, as from painpalliate - 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"

palliate

verb
1. To conceal or make light of a fault or offense:
2. To make less severe or more bearable:
Translations

palliate

[ˈpælɪeɪt] VT (frm) → paliar, mitigar

palliate

vt (form)
diseaselindern
offence, seriousness of situation (= make less serious)mildern; (= make seem less serious)beschönigen