assuage

[ uh-sweyj, uh-sweyzh ]SEE DEFINITION OF assuage
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To assuage remorse, she sought to give evidence as to a prevalent sympathy.

But his well-meant attempt to assuage the stricken creature's wo was futile.

For a long while he was preoccupied by an intense desire to assuage it.

Thus I assuage my conscience and justify the fun, the joy, the excitement, and the violence.

It was Roger's first experience in trying to assuage the grief of any one else.

What will mortals not do, to what lengths have men not gone, to assuage the pangs of hunger?

Many sorrows which he overlooks the deaconess can discern and assuage.

Col. Malcome strove by every means in his power to assuage and lighten his sorrows.

But they could not assuage one torturing pain, or prolong his life for a second!

And it was all the sharper because I did not know how or where I could assuage it.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French assuager, Old French assoagier "soften, moderate, alleviate, calm, soothe, pacify," from Vulgar Latin *adsuaviare, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + suavis "sweet, agreeable" (see sweet). For sound development in French, cf. deluge from Latin diluvium, abridge from abbreviare. Related: Assuaged; assuaging.

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