assuage assuage  /ə ˈsweɪdʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) provide physical relief, as from pain
  2. (v) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
  3. (v) satisfy (thirst)

Usage(s):

  • The decision of the government to deal firmly with the rioters assuaged the feelings of the ordinary people.

News

  1. Brian's Monday recap: 'These are MrTopStep markets at the moment'

    Collective Intelligence! The risk markets are preparing for the Fed meeting this week. Expectations are the Fed Chairman will assuage fears of tapering bond purchases. It is likely he will stay the course ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: MrTopStep.com via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Lawmaker: Details on NSA-thwarted plots coming

    Every new day seems to bring new revelations and reactions to the controversial electronic surveillance programs. Over the weekend we learned that the British electronic intelligence agency tried to monitor delegates during a G-20 summit. We also heard from administration officials, past and present, who tried to assuage Americans worried about privacy.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Details on NSA-thwarted plots coming, lawmaker says

    Every new day seems to bring new revelations and reactions to the controversial electronic surveillance programs. Over the weekend we learned that the British electronic intelligence agency tried to monitor delegates during a G-20 summit. We also heard from administration officials, past and present, who tried to assuage Americans worried about privacy.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "We are convinced that the best way to assuage Russia's concerns ...... will be to abandon such plans and turn to a truly collective project," Lavrov told reporters.
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It's done mostly to assuage domestic public opinion," Ivanov said. "The decision already has been made and the talks serve simply as a cover. Like other new NATO members, the Czech Republic and Poland want to show their loyalty."
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Sergei Ivanov Source: Washington Post

  3. "He's there to assuage white 'guilt' over the role of slavery and racial segregation in American history," writes Ehrenstein. "While replacing stereotypes of a dangerous, highly sexualized black man with a benign figure for whom interracial...
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: David Ehrenstein Source: DiversityInc.com (subscription)

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