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soothe

 
 
pronunciation:
suth
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part of speech: verb
inflections: soothes, soothing, soothed
definition 1: to make less angry, pained, or distressed; calm or comfort.
We soothed the cat by petting her and feeding her warm milk.
synonyms:
calm, comfort, console
antonyms:
aggravate, agitate, annoy, excite, ruffle, shake
similar words:
appease, cheer, cure, ease, pacify, quiet, refresh, relax, settle
definition 2: to help take away; lessen; ease; relieve.
She soothed the pain of his sore muscles by giving him a massage.
synonyms:
relieve
antonyms:
aggravate, irritate, jar
similar words:
blunt, calm, dull, ease, lessen, quiet, reduce, smooth
derivations: soothingly (adv.), soother (n.), soothingness (n.)
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