Associations to the word «Soothe»


SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To prove true; verify; confirm as true.
SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To confirm the statements of; maintain the truthfulness of (a person); bear out.
SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To assent to; yield to; humour by agreement or concession.
SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) To keep in good humour; wheedle; cajole; flatter.
SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) To restore to ease, comfort, or tranquility; relieve; calm; quiet; refresh.
SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) To allay; assuage; mitigate; soften.
SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) (rare) To smooth over; render less obnoxious.
SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) To calm or placate someone or some situation.
SOOTHE, verb. (transitive) To ease or relieve pain or suffering.
SOOTHE, verb. (intransitive) To temporise by assent, concession, flattery, or cajolery.
SOOTHE, verb. (intransitive) To bring comfort or relief.

Dictionary definition

SOOTHE, verb. Give moral or emotional strength to.
SOOTHE, verb. Cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation".

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