Definition of assuage verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

assuage

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈsweɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsweɪdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they assuage
BrE BrE//əˈsweɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsweɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it assuages
BrE BrE//əˈsweɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsweɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple assuaged
BrE BrE//əˈsweɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsweɪdʒd//
 
past participle assuaged
BrE BrE//əˈsweɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsweɪdʒd//
 
-ing form assuaging
BrE BrE//əˈsweɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsweɪdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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assuage something (formal) to make an unpleasant feeling less severe His reply did little to assuage my suspicions. to assuage your guilt/fears Word Origin Middle English: from Old French assouagier, asouagier, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ (expressing change) + suavis ‘sweet’.
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