[ɐswˈe͡ɪd͡ʒ], [ɐswˈe‍ɪd‍ʒ], [ɐ_s_w_ˈeɪ_dʒ]

Definitions of assuage:

  1.   cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; " She managed to mollify the angry customer"
  2.   To soften; to mitigate; to allay; to soothe.
  3.   satisfy ( thirst); " The cold water quenched his thirst"
  4.   provide physical relief, as from pain; " This pill will relieve your headaches"
  5.   To soften or soothe; allay or lessen, as pain or grief; appease or pacify, as passion.
  6.   To soften, mitigate, or allay.
  7.   To make less violent; alleviate; soothe; allay; abate; calm.
  8.   cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; " She managed to mollify her angry boss"
  9.   To abate or subside.
  10.   Assuagement.
  11.   To soften; to mitigate; to allay; to abate or subside.
  12.   To alleviate; mitigate; allay.
  13.   To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire.
  14.   Assuasive.

Antonyms for assuage:

derail, fret, distract, embitter, vex, aggravate, incense, exasperate, grate, sharpen, augment, envenom, magnify, arouse, cross, steam up, chafe, burn, annoy, discomfort, provoke, weird out, rouse, heighten, perturb, bug, gall, get, offend, rile, excite, nettle, disturb, slight, irritate, increase, ire, enhance, harass, antagonize, peeve, hurt, injure, enrage, distress, outrage, pester, persecute, madden, worsen, Empoison, undo, put out, discompose, agitate, harm, worry, stimulate, pique, rankle, intensify, roil, unhinge, ruffle, bother, hagride, tease, affront, upset, insult, inflame, infuriate, tantalize, irk, unsettle, harry, impair, exacerbate, anger.

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. She tried to speak carelessly, for though she did not concur in the popular belief that to ignore sorrow is to assuage it, her social instinct, which was as strongly developed as Mrs. Pendleton's, encouraged her to throw a pleasant veil over affliction. ” – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  2. With weekly wifely wage, The hopeless husbands, out of work, Their daily thirst assuage – Verse and Worse by Harry Graham
  3. Time may assuage the pangs of remorse, and religion may comfort him, but happiness can never be the portion of such as he. ” – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  4. 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
  5. “ 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
  6. Its one care seems to be, 'What will produce and preserve beauty, and so assuage the pain of the world? ” – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  7. 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
  8. “ Fontelles took a step towards her, seeking how he could assuage a fury that he did not understand. ” – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. He had to assuage that gentleman- or principle, or lexicon, or analysis, whatever he is! ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. At first- he seized upon the excuse that Mr. Bentley would wish to hear the verdict of Dr. Jarvis, but immediately abandoned it as dishonest, acknowledging the true reason, that in all the- world the presence of this one man alone might assuage in some degree the terror in his soul. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  15. 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
  16. Then that dear friend of his brother and himself, the apprentice who knew all about " Monte Cristo," came to work with them and live with them again, and that was a great deal; but he did not bring the Boy's Town with him; and when they each began to write a new historical romance, the thought of the beloved scenes amidst which they had planned their first was a pang that nothing could assuage – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  17. “ For true it is that at the Base they study loving- kindness, and chaplains and doctors and nurses are busy with delicate ministries seeking to cure, to assuage and to console. ” – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan
  18. “ 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
  19. 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

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