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soothe

  

      vb  
1    tr   to make calm or tranquil  
2    tr   to relieve or assuage (pain, longing, etc.)  
3    intr   to bring tranquillity or relief  
     (C16 (in the sense: to mollify): from Old English sothian to prove; related to Old Norse sanna to assert; see sooth)  
  soother      n  
  soothing      adj  
  soothingly      adv  
  soothingness      n  
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soothe

  
  
allay, alleviate, appease, assuage, calm, calm down, compose, ease, hush, lull, mitigate, mollify, pacify, quiet, relieve, settle, smooth down, soften, still, tranquillize  
  
Antonyms     
   aggravate     (informal)   agitate, annoy, disquiet, disturb, exacerbate, excite, get on one's nerves     (informal)   hassle     (informal)   increase, inflame, irritate, rouse, stimulate, upset, vex, worry  

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soother, sooth, soot, smoothen

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