verb (used with object), pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing.
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Origin of palliate
OTHER WORDS FROM palliatepal·li·a·tion, nounpal·li·a·tor, nounnon·pal·li·a·tion, nounun·pal·li·at·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for palliate
Palliation may be found for the alleged arson mentioned in the catalogue of complaints that have excited British indignation.
There was no excuse or palliation for this abominable persecution any more than there was for the burning of John Huss.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord
Yet the question would be answered; and without palliation, self-excusing, or retort, he meditated.
For the one, as we have been showing, there is a strong plea in palliation; for the other there is none.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
In this case of Louisiana there can be neither excuse nor palliation for the misconduct of the Returning Board.The Vote That Made the President|David Dudley Field