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synonyms for palliate

  • abate
  • allay
  • alleviate
  • assuage
  • camouflage
  • cloak
  • conceal
  • condone
  • cover
  • diminish
  • disguise
  • dissemble
  • ease
  • exculpate
  • excuse
  • extenuate
  • hide
  • justify
  • lessen
  • lighten
  • mask
  • minimize
  • mitigate
  • moderate
  • mollify
  • prettify
  • qualify
  • relieve
  • screen
  • soften
  • soothe
  • sugarcoat
  • temper
  • varnish
  • veil
  • veneer
  • vindicate
  • white
  • whiten
  • whitewash
  • apologize for
  • gloze
  • hush up
  • make light of
  • put on a Band-Aid
  • quick fix
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antonyms for palliate

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  • accuse
  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • allow
  • blacken
  • blame
  • burden
  • condemn
  • darken
  • depress
  • disclose
  • divulge
  • enlarge
  • expose
  • extend
  • incite
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • lay bare
  • let out
  • magnify
  • open
  • prolong
  • provoke
  • reveal
  • sentence
  • show
  • strip
  • tell
  • trouble
  • uncover
  • unmask
  • upset
  • worry
  • worsen
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How to use palliate in a sentence

A lawyer would try to defend, or palliate, my act from the standpoint of the law.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
This was a political fault, which no circumstances can palliate.
MEMOIRS OF THE COURTS AND CABINETS OF GEORGE THE THIRDTHE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS
Pulsatilla is the proper medicine to palliate and regulate the symptoms.
AN EPITOME OF HOMEOPATHIC HEALING ARTB. L. HILL
Later in the case, though Nux may palliate, it will not cure.
AN EPITOME OF HOMEOPATHIC HEALING ARTB. L. HILL
To palliate on such grounds is to believe in the irresponsibility of motives, which should transcend times and occasions.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND HOW HE RECEIVED AND IMPARTED THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERYJUSTIN WINSOR
The minister avoided every attempt to palliate or to defend in any way the attitude of Serbia.
THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR, VOLUME I (OF 8)VARIOUS
He apologizes for, and attempts to palliate this levity, and affects to believe that Lincoln was a Christian.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: WAS HE A CHRISTIAN?JOHN B. REMSBURG
There were doubtless considerations to palliate this procedure on the part of the Protector, but we would not see them.
THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
It is in vain to attempt to palliate or disguise this matter.
THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS PAINE, VOLUME IV.THOMAS PAINE
He cannot comment on them or explain them, or palliate their misdeeds.
INQUIRIES AND OPINIONSBRANDER MATTHEWS
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