[ uh-sweyj, uh-sweyzh ]
/ əˈsweɪdʒ, əˈsweɪʒ /
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verb (used with object), as·suaged, as·suag·ing.
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Origin of assuage
OTHER WORDS FROM assuageas·suage·ment, nounas·suag·er, nounun·as·suag·ing, adjective
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How to use assuage in a sentence
But even this suffering is sweet to him: for Love, who conducts and leads him on, assuages and relieves the pain.Four Arthurian Romances|Chretien DeTroyes
It is that which assuages the grief of a soldier for a dead comrade, or soon ousts it altogether from his mind.The Irish on the Somme|Michael MacDonagh
That saying which I hear commonly repeated,—that time assuages sorrow.Familiar Quotations|John Bartlett
Of this man, or woman even, we make all the very utmost, to the extremest point where truth assuages patriotism.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Time assuages all grief, as Nature relieves suffering beyond endurance by fainting and insensibility.The Argosy|Various
British Dictionary definitions for assuage
/ (əˈsweɪdʒ) /
to soothe, moderate, or relieve (grief, pain, etc)
to give relief to (thirst, appetite, etc); satisfy
to pacify; calm
Derived forms of assuageassuagement, nounassuager, nounassuasive (əˈsweɪsɪv), adjective
Word Origin for assuage
C14: from Old French assouagier, from Vulgar Latin assuāviāre (unattested) to sweeten, from Latin suāvis pleasant; see suave
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