HyperDic: palliate

English > 2 senses of the word palliate:
VERBcommunicationpalliate, extenuate, mitigatelessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
bodypalliate, relieve, alleviate, assuageprovide physical relief, as from pain
English > palliate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaninglessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsextenuate, mitigate
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderapologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
Spanishatenuar, mitigar, paliar, remediar
Catalanatenuar, mitigar, pal·liar, remeiar
Nounspalliationto act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
English > palliate: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningProvide physical relief, as from pain.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsrelieve, alleviate, assuage
Narrowercomfort, easelessen pain or discomfort
sootheCause to feel better
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, mitigar, paliar, salvar, suavizar
Catalanalleugerir, alleujar, apaivagar, mitigar, salvar, suavitzar
Adjectivespalliativemoderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
Nounspalliationeasing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause

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