Definition of assuage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

assuage

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈsweɪdʒ//
 
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
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