Definition of Allay in English :

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Allay meaning in English

Meaning of Allay in English

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1. allay, ease, relieve, still

lessen the intensity of or calm

Example Sentences:
'The news eased my conscience'
'still the fears'

2. allay, assuage, quench, slake

satisfy (thirst)

Example Sentences:
'The cold water quenched his thirst'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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to relieve (pain, grief, etc) or be relieved
2. (transitive)
to reduce (fear, anger, etc)

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verb transitiveWord forms: alˈlayed or alˈlaying
to put (fears, etc.) to rest; quiet; calm
to lessen, relieve, or alleviate (pain, grief, etc.)

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tr.v. al·layed, al·lay·ing, al·lays
1. To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest: allayed the fears of the worried citizens.
2. To reduce the intensity of; lessen or relieve: allay the threat of social unrest; allay skin irritation. See Synonyms at relieve.

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