allay allay  /ə ˈleɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) lessen the intensity of or calm
  2. (v) satisfy (thirst)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. After the country was gripped by communal riots, the government broadcast special messages for the minority community to allay their fears.
  2. The proposed legal framework on genetic research should help allay the fears of biotech watchers as the new technique could be used by unethical scientists to manipulate the genetic makeup of human beings.

News

  1. NewsWatch: U.S. stocks jump on Fed-fueled optimism

    U.S. stocks climb sharply on Tuesday as the market voices confidence that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will allay worries about the central bank’s monetary policy.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  2. U.S. stocks jump on Fed-fueled optimism

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks rose sharply on Tuesday as the market voiced confidence that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would allay worries about the central bank's plan for its monthly bond purchases. "Folks are feeling a little confident that Bernanke might be able to settle some of the concerns down when they meet and he has his press conference," Bob Pavlik, chief market ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks jump on Fed-fueled optimism

    U.S. stocks climb sharply on Tuesday as the market voices confidence that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will allay worries about the central bank’s monetary policy.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Market Watch

Quotes

  1. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he raised "uncertainty over China's military modernisation and the need for greater transparency to allay international concerns" in talks in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart Cao Gangchuan.
    on Nov 4, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters India

  2. "Obviously, we've got a lot of work to do to allay suspicions and old fears, but I think we are making pretty good progress along those lines," Bush said Tuesday.
    on Apr 2, 2006 By: President Bush Source: 940 News

  3. "The Australian Government has announced a general guarantee of deposits, as a precaution to allay any public anxiety over security of their savings," Mr Stevens said today at a speech to business leader in Sydney. "It has also decided to...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Glenn Stevens Source: The Australian

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