Definition of salve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

salve

 verb
verb
NAmE//sæv//
 
salve your conscience(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they salve
 
he / she / it salves
 
past simple salved
 
-ing form salving
 
 
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to do something that makes you feel less guilty He took them presents to salve his conscience.
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