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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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soothe

  
  ( soothes    3rd person present)   ( soothing    present participle)   ( soothed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you soothe someone who is angry or upset, you make them feel calmer.  
He would take her in his arms and soothe her...      V n  
It did not take long for the central bank to soothe investors' fears.      V n  
  soothing      adj  
Put on some nice soothing music...     
2       verb   Something that soothes a part of your body where there is pain or discomfort makes the pain or discomfort less severe.  
...body lotion to soothe dry skin.      V n  
  soothing      adj  
Cold tea is very soothing for burns.     

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