made milder or less severe; eased: She thought with assuaged grief of her father's tragic death, and how he would have loved to see her now, about to be married.
(of hunger, thirst, etc.) satisfied or relieved: That’s how it is with desire—it flares up again once the briefly assuaged appetite returns.
soothed, calmed, or mollified: Volunteering at the clinic gives me an opportunity for social interaction as well as an assuaged conscience because I’m helping out with an important issue.
the simple past tense and past participle of assuage.
- un·as·suaged, adjective
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How to use assuaged in a sentence
Having mRNA vaccines may also help assuage concerns that scaling up vaccination will result in many reports of side effects.A second COVID-19 vaccine just reported excellent results. What now? | Claire Maldarelli | November 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
The details are likely intended to assuage concerns about autonomous vehicle technology failing to progress as quickly as many people had expected.
The communication appears to be working to assuage creators’ concerns, though the episode is only the latest example of why creators should diversify rather than becoming overly reliant on any one platform.‘This was the zeitgeist year’: How TV networks sold advertisers on streaming in this year’s upfront | Tim Peterson | September 30, 2020 | Digiday
In an attempt to assuage those fears, Smith said that at Iris the agency has been very transparent when layoffs happened and why particular teams were laid off.‘Clever about how we rest’: As uncertainties drag into fall, agencies are facing a burnt out and fearful workforce | Kristina Monllos | September 18, 2020 | Digiday
The startup’s blue mopeds that had become a familiar sight in New York City are back, but with a number of new protocols and features aimed at boosting safety and assuaging city officials.Electric moped startup Revel returns to New York with helmet selfie, other in-app safety features | Kirsten Korosec | August 27, 2020 | TechCrunch
At least with a physical or mental ailment some guilt can be assuaged.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories | Harry Siegel | February 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Will the twenty percenters be assuaged if Hillary accepts the job of Secretary of State?Will Secretary of State Be Enough for Hillary’s Army? | Tina Brown | November 18, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
His plump strong hands gripped the arms of his chair, and his frown was a little assuaged.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
The grief of Antonina could only be assuaged by the sufferings of her son.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
Having assuaged her thirst for revenge, Cratesipolis entered Sicyon in triumph, and assumed the government.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2) | Ellen C. Clayton
It was a hunger and thirst that the cold meat and bread in his knapsack and snow water would not have assuaged.The Hosts of the Air | Joseph A. Altsheler
It was the craving in her for romance Janet assuaged; Eda's was the love content to pour out, that demands little.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete | Winston Churchill