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verb (assuag, ing)
  1. (transitive) To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).
    • 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
    • :I pray that our Heavenly Father may the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost
      1. (transitive) To pacify or soothe (someone).
      2. (intransitive) (obsolete) To calm down, become less violent (of passion, hunger etc.); to subside, to abate.
Translations: 
  • French: apaiser, calmer
  • Spanish: apaciguar, sosegar
    (trans-bottom)
  • German: besí¤nftigen, beschwichtigen
Etymology: Middle English aswagen, from Old French assouagier "appease, calm", from Vulgar Latin assuaviare, derived from Latin ad- "ad-" + suavis "sweet".


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