verb (used with object), pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for palliate
Word Origin for palliate
Word Origin and History 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.