assuage

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English aswagen, from Old French asuagier (to appease, to calm), from Vulgar Latin *assuaviō (I sweeten, I 'butter up', I calm), derived from Latin ad- + suavis (sweet) + .

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈsweɪdʒ/
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  • Hyphenation: as‧suage
  • Rhymes: -eɪdʒ

VerbEdit

assuage (third-person singular simple present assuages, present participle assuaging, simple past and past participle assuaged)

  1. (transitive) To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).
  2. (transitive) To pacify or soothe (someone).
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To calm down, become less violent (of passion, hunger etc.); to subside, to abate.

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Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

assuage

  1. Alternative form of aswagen