verb (used with object), al·layed, al·lay·ing.
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ByteDance said Oracle has the “right to conduct security inspections on TikTok’s US source code” in order to allay supposed security concerns.The TikTok and WeChat ban that wasn’t: here’s whats happening now|Charlotte Jee|September 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Before long, those answers were able to allay the doubts and concerns of investors who maybe didn’t fully understand Canva’s business, but who recognized the opportunity that was beginning to emerge with design and publishing tools moving online.‘How I Built This’ host Guy Raz on insights from some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs|Rachel King|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Even if states sort out how to protect the vote of vulnerable community members, such as keeping some physical polling places open, the findings may do little to allay other recent concerns over mail-in voting, Barber acknowledges.Mandatory mail-in voting hurts neither Democratic nor Republican candidates|Sujata Gupta|August 26, 2020|Science News
Experts [predict] that over a million people in the region need food aid to allay shortages.
The report calls on the Palestinians to recognize that Israeli security concerns are legitimate and to take steps to allay these.Official Dutch Report Calls for Break with Uncritical Approach to Israel|Willem Aldershoff|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Friday morning, however, we got two pieces of data that should allay those concerns, at least for now.
The fact that the government employee in question is a McKinsey alumnus does not allay any of my concerns.
Your announcement that you will be hosting Avigdor Lieberman in London does nothing to allay our concerns.
The sight he met there did not tend to allay his newborn interest.Hand and Ring|Anna Katharine Green
But Can you allay a gnawing conscience, Or bind up bleeding reputation?Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama|Walter W. Greg
We ate fiddle heads, grapes and even the leaves of trees to allay the pangs of hunger.First History of New Brunswick|Peter Fisher
He had to pretend to be drunk in order to allay the suspicions which might have been aroused by his appearance at the gate.A Study In Scarlet|Arthur Conan Doyle
They aimed at a theocratic ministry,--to be the ambassadors of God Almighty,--to allay strife and division.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord