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assuage

uh swayj

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

  • The decision of the government to deal firmly with the rioters assuaged the feelings of the ordinary people.
  • In 1913, a New York pastor tried to assuage couples' fears by offering to marry them for free on Friday the 13th.
  • In a letter to his cousin Lora, Bierce didn't attempt to assuage his family's fear about such a trek, writing: "Good-bye if you hear of my being stood up against a Mexican .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 17, 2013 - MrTopStep.com via Yahoo! Finance
  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - CNN
  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - CNN
Quotes

  • Sergey Lavrov in International Herald Tribune
    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.
  • Sergei Ivanov in Washington Post
    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."
  • David Ehrenstein in DiversityInc.com (subscription)
    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...

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