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palliate

[ pal-ee-eyt ]
/ 藞p忙l i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pal路li路at路ed, pal路li路at路ing.
to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
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Origin of palliate

First recorded in 1540鈥50, palliate is from the Late Latin word palli膩tus cloaked, covered. See pallium, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM palliate

pal路li路a路tion [pal-ee-ey-shuhn], /藢p忙l i藞e瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounpal路li路a路tor, nounun路pal路li路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for palliate

palliate
/ (藞p忙l瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to lessen the severity of (pain, disease, etc) without curing or removing; alleviate; mitigate
to cause (an offence) to seem less serious by concealing evidence; extenuate

Derived forms of palliate

palliation, nounpalliator, noun

Word Origin for palliate

C16: from Late Latin palli膩re to cover up, from Latin pallium a cloak, pallium
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