HyperDic: soothe

English > 2 senses of the word soothe:
VERBemotionsoothe, comfort, console, solacegive moral or emotional strength to
bodysoothecause to feel better
soothe > pronunciation
Soundssuw'dh
Rhymessmooth
English > soothe: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningGive moral or emotional strength to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe good news will soothe her; The performance is likely to soothe Sue
Synonymscomfort, console, solace
Narrowercalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
still, allay, relieve, easelessen the intensity of or calm
Spanishalentar, confortar, consolar, reconfortar, solazar
Catalanalenar, animar, confortar, consolar, solaçar
English > soothe: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningCause to feel better.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
Broaderrelieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageProvide physical relief, as from pain
Oppositeirritateexcite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
Spanishaliviar, calmar, tranquilizar
Catalancalmar, tranquilitzar

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