verb (used with object), pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing.
- palliative care,
- palliative treatment,
Origin of palliate
Examples from the Web for palliate
These circumstances, during the life of his son, he had endeavoured to forget or to palliate.The Disowned, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Men must, therefore, endeavour to palliate what they cannot cure.Essays|David Hume
The fact that the great man had afterward sought to palliate the sting of the term did not actually help matters any.Walter and the Wireless|Sara Ware Bassett
For Roland Sefton did not spare himself any reproaches; he did not attempt to hide or palliate his sin.Cobwebs and Cables|Hesba Stretton
That I would not do; for he always had something to allege by which he could either slip away or might palliate his offence.Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
Word Origin for palliate
"alleviate without curing," early 15c., from Medieval Latin palliatus, literally "cloaked," from past participle of Late Latin palliare "cover with a cloak, conceal," from Latin pallium "cloak" (see pall (n.)). Related: Palliated; palliating; palliation.