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
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Example sentences from the Web for palliation
It left no excuse, no palliation for a career such as that of Lucile Ollnee.Victor Ollnee's Discipline|Hamlin Garland
We were willing to receive these as some excuse and palliation for the unhappy lady's own conduct.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
But what palliation shall you find for a rogue with so little pride in his art, that he exercised it 'half loth, half consenting'?A Book of Scoundrels|Charles Whibley
I make no excuses, I offer no palliation; I merely state facts.Men, Women and Guns|H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
Appearances were against you, and your condemnation was my brother's palliation, if not acquittal.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz