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Definition of assuage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



assuage something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they assuage
he / she / it assuages
past simple assuaged
-ing form assuaging
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to make an unpleasant feeling less severe His reply did little to assuage my suspicions. to assuage your guilt/fears
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: assuage