as·suage /əˈsweʤ ||ˈsweʒ ||ˈswɑʒ/
As·suage, v. i. To abate or subside. [Archaic] “The waters assuaged.”
The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to assuage. --De Foe.
As·suage v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assuaged; p. pr. & vb. n. Assuaging ] To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire.
Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage. --Addison.
To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man --Burke.
The fount at which the panting mind assuages
Her thirst of knowledge. --Byron.
Syn: -- To alleviate; mitigate; appease; soothe; calm; tranquilize; relieve. See Alleviate.
v 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
"She managed to mollify the angry customer" [syn: pacify,
lenify, conciliate, appease, mollify, placate,
2: satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst" [syn:
quench, slake, allay]
3: provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will
relieve your headaches" [syn: relieve, alleviate, palliate]