Definition of soothe in English:


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Pronunciation: /suːð


[with object]



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  • The shop, which sells everything from soothers to strollers and cot bumpers, also welcomed Winnie the Pooh and gave customers a chance to win £100 of George baby vouchers.
  • She was injured in a figure skating fall, practicing for the Olympics, and I was her soother.
  • A great set to have on the shelf - and incidentally, a surprising soother for week-old babies as well.


Old English sōthian 'verify, show to be true', from sōth 'true' (see sooth). In the 16th century the verb passed through the senses 'corroborate (a statement'), 'humour (a person) by expressing assent' and 'flatter by one's assent', whence 'mollify, appease' (late 17th century).

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