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synonyms for soothes

  • allay
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • assuage
  • cool
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • relieve
  • soften
  • becalm
  • cheer
  • compose
  • console
  • dulcify
  • help
  • hush
  • lighten
  • lull
  • quiet
  • quieten
  • settle
  • square
  • still
  • stroke
  • subdue
  • tranquilize
  • unburden
  • balm
  • butter up
  • calm down
  • cool off
  • make nice
  • make up
  • patch things up
  • play up to
  • pour oil on
  • smooth down
  • take the edge off
  • take the sting out
  • untrouble
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antonyms for soothes

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  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • incite
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • trouble
  • upset
  • worry
  • worsen
  • arouse
  • bring down
  • depress
  • discourage
  • disturb
  • excite
  • hurt
  • move
  • distress
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How to use soothes in a sentence

"They say that music soothes the savage breast, but it don't look like it in this case," observed Captain Duncan with a chuckle.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
It soothes his laboring stomach until the water can get into his system and quench the man's thirst.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
The air of your library soothes me; the sight of Mrs. Valeria is balm to my wounded heart.
THE LAW AND THE LADYWILKIE COLLINS
But the gentle earth with her undulating form and the growing life in her lap, soothes with wordless harmonies.
THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERSJACK LONDON
It soothes the savage beast, so it is said, and in other ways does good.
THE LIFE OF A CELEBRATED BUCCANEERRICHARD CLYNTON
There is that in the music of thy voice that soothes and comforts me.
COMIC TRAGEDIESLOUISA M. ALCOTT
Such a perfect conformity soothes us into believing that while we witness it we are of it—ourselves conforming.
REST HARROWMAURICE HEWLETT
It soothes me to feel that for all my heritage of culture I am nothing more or less than one of the rabble-rout.
THE MOUNTEBANKWILLIAM J. LOCKE
A pipe soothes me, a cigar only irritates; I like to see the fruit of my own works, not to cast away the root, when done with.
THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF SIR THOMAS UPMORE, BART., M.P., FORMERLY KNOWN AS "TOMMY UPMORE"R. D. BLACKMORE
Being one of those imaginative girls, the presence of all our books and furniture soothes her.
HOWARDS ENDE. M. FORSTER
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