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Definition of soothe verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they soothe
    he / she / it soothes
    past simple soothed
    -ing form soothing
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  1. 1soothe somebody to make someone who is anxious, upset, etc. feel calmer synonym calm The music soothed her for a while.
  2. 2soothe something to make a tense or painful part of your body feel more comfortable synonym relieve This should soothe the pain. Take a warm bath to soothe tense, tired muscles.
  3. Phrasal Verbssoothe somethingaway
adjective a soothing voice/lotion
adverb “There's no need to worry,” he said soothingly.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: soothe

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