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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·suage /əˈsweʤ ||ˈsweʒ ||ˈswɑʒ/
 (vt.)緩和,減輕,鎮定

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 assuage
      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,
            gentle, gruntle]
      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]