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Definition of assuage:

  1. To abate or subside.
  2. 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.


salve, facilitate, palliate, extinguish, pacify, relieve, free, satiate, propitiate, surfeit, take over, numb, season, slack, study at, slake, alleviate, mollify, save, entitle, placate, lenify, blow out, remove, patch up, conciliate, temper, exempt, quench, extenuate, gruntle, deaden, abate, gentle, satisfy, unbosom, settle, fill, snuff out, sweeten, squelch, stay, appease, accommodate, salvage, lighten, let off, increase, make up, dulcify, excuse, ennoble, sate, kill, disarm, allay.

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