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assuage
American English: /əˈsweɪdʒ/
British English: /əˈsweɪdʒ/

Translation of assuage in Spanish:

transitive verb

[literary]
  • 1.1 (satisfy)
    (hunger/thirst/desire)
    saciar [literary]
    Example sentences
    • Once the most serious hunger pangs were assuaged, Nicholas remembered his manners and his curiosity.
    • Our hunger was rapidly assuaged, and by the time we pushed our plates away, we were both full.
    • How else is he supposed to assuage England's desperate hunger for success if he cannot even get players together for a few days?
    1.2 (ease)
    (pain/grief/loneliness)
    aliviar
    mitigar
    Example sentences
    • For some reason it's comforting to be able to really dislike him; it assuages the guilty feelings our envy produces.
    • Trying to assuage the ruffled feelings of the masses by conducting such events in situations of necessity may be fine.
    • The subsequent amendments were being proposed to assuage the feelings of industry.
    1.3 (calm)
    (anxiety)
    calmar
    (fear)
    disipar

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