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Assuage vs. Placate

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  • Assuage (verb)

    To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).

  • Assuage (verb)

    To pacify or soothe (someone).

  • Assuage (verb)

    To calm down, become less violent (of passion, hunger etc.); to subside, to abate.

  • Placate (verb)

    To calm; to bring peace to; to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate.

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  • Assuage (verb)

    make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense

    "the letter assuaged the fears of most members"

  • Assuage (verb)

    satisfy (an appetite or desire)

    "an opportunity occurred to assuage her desire for knowledge"

  • Placate (verb)

    make (someone) less angry or hostile

    "they attempted to placate the students with promises"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Assuage

    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.

  • Assuage (verb)

    To abate or subside.

  • Placate (noun)

    Same as Placard, 4 & 5.

  • Placate

    To appease; to pacify; to concilate.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Assuage (verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

  • Assuage (verb)

    satisfy (thirst);

    "The cold water quenched his thirst"

  • Assuage (verb)

    provide physical relief, as from pain;

    "This pill will relieve your headaches"

  • Placate (verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

Princeton's WordNet

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