assuage

[ɐswˈe͡ɪd͡ʒ], [ɐswˈe‍ɪd‍ʒ], [ɐ_s_w_ˈeɪ_dʒ]

Definitions of assuage:

  1.   To soften or soothe; allay or lessen, as pain or grief; appease or pacify, as passion. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   To soften, mitigate, or allay. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   To abate or subside. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   Assuasive. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   To alleviate; mitigate; allay. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   To soften; to mitigate; to allay; to soothe. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   Assuagement. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8.   To soften; to mitigate; to allay; to abate or subside. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for assuage:

  1. Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place? – Arthur Erickson
  2. I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage – Arthur Schopenhauer

Usage examples for assuage:

  1. 155. For the eighth I know, what to all is useful to learn: where hatred grows among the sons of men- that I can quickly assuage – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  2. Golden- headed youth and silver- headed age, Come, and seek for treasures in the Sacred Page; To the one how tender is the Saviour's call; Yet the invitation He extends to all; Earthly fountains fail you- hasten to assuage Every grief of childhood- every pang of age! ” – Canadian Wild Flowers by Helen M. Johnson
  3. The people did not like it, in any shape, and there were indications, not to be mistaken, that one day there would be a storm which it would be beyond human power to assuage – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. “ Triboulet fervently wished, and the fiery comments of Marot, Villot and those other reckless spirits, who seemed to mind no more the prospect of being spitted on a lance than if it were but a novel and not unpleasant experience to look forward to, in no wise served to assuage his heart- sinking. ” – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  5. And after those years of full content had come the lean years of sorrow- the blank desolation of her widowhood, the loneliness, the overpowering loneliness, which no kindly friends nor kindred could really lessen or assuage – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  6. Now could I leave you, perhaps never to meet you again, and have to reproach myself with the thought, that although knowing, that you, dearest and most devoted of friends, were suffering deeply, I yet allowed a miserable fear of appearing curious and importunate to deter me from making any attempt to assuage those sufferings or to learn their cause!" ” – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  7. The diplomacy of the United States is active in seeking to assuage the remaining ill- feeling between this country and the Republic of Colombia. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  8. “ Borla cast about for the proper words, seeking to assuage the harshness of his legal status, seeing how obviously fond his Emperor Euphrates was of the girl. ” – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  9. Whilst thinking over the probable results that may attend this Exhibition, I could not fail to reflect upon the labour it has cost more minds than one; and I do trust, having regard to the importance of our national fishing interest, and the value of our fishermen's lives, that a sort of National Society may be instituted which will maintain those who are unfortunately in want, and help to assuage the grief and misery of the widows and orphans of those who perish at sea. ” – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  10. It comes to this; we must either send about their business the dreams of poets, and educate ourselves in severe and masculine virtues, or must yet remain long in a position to chant many more elegies, to assuage our sorrow, than hymns of triumph; we must either rest assured that with the tenacious, the disciplined, and the resolute only the tenacious, disciplined, and resolute can cope, and must therefore leave off despising the Austrians, and imitate them in their steadiness and their attention to the military spirit; or else we must be doomed to the disgrace of seeing them masters of our country. ” – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne

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