At least with a physical or mental ailment some guilt can be assuaged.
Will the twenty percenters be assuaged if Hillary accepts the job of Secretary of State?
But her thirst of wealth is not of those that can be assuaged even by rivers of gold.
So Mr. Croy showed he could qualify the humble hand that assuaged him.
Her wild despair seems to be assuaged by the thought that her son died gloriously.
Next morning, however, this fever of fraternal suspense was assuaged.
A week's rest and happiness have restored the colour to her comely face and assuaged all evil memories.
The grief of Antonina could only be assuaged by the sufferings of her son.
But a whole aviary of highly colored songsters would not have assuaged Gay's woe at that moment.
The bitterness of his sorrow is past; his thirst for vengeance is assuaged.
c.1300, from Anglo-French assuager, Old French assoagier "soften, moderate, alleviate, calm, soothe, pacify," from Vulgar Latin *adsuaviare, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + suavis "sweet, agreeable" (see sweet). For sound development in French, cf. deluge from Latin diluvium, abridge from abbreviare. Related: Assuaged; assuaging.