Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To make less violent; alleviate; soothe; allay; abate; calm.

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Usage examples "assuage":

  1. And he that sees this is far enough off from thinking of doing to mitigate or assuage the rigour of the law, or to make pardonable his own transgressions thereby. - "The Pharisee And The Publican", John Bunyan.
  2. Yet, could I take my just revenge, It would in some degree assuage my smart. - "Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion", St. George Tucker.
  3. Whatever he felt, he kept it to himself, and he forgot more than half his own sorrow in his brotherly efforts to assuage that of Nelly. - "Silver Lake", R.M. Ballantyne.