Definition of Soothe

1. Verb. Give moral or emotional strength to. "The performance is likely to soothe Sue"




2. Verb. Cause to feel better. ; "The medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
Generic synonyms: Alleviate, Assuage, Palliate, Relieve
Antonyms: Irritate

Definition of Soothe

1. v. t. To assent to as true.

Definition of Soothe

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To prove true; verify; confirm as true. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To confirm the statements of; maintain the truthfulness of (a person); bear out. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To assent to; yield to; humour by agreement or concession. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To keep in good humour; wheedle; cajole; flatter. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To restore to ease, comfort, or tranquility; relieve; calm; quiet; refresh. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To allay; assuage; mitigate; soften. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive rare) To smooth over; render less obnoxious. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To calm or placate someone or some situation. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To ease or relieve pain or suffering. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To temporise by assent, concession, flattery, or cajolery. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To bring comfort or relief. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soothe

1. to restore to a quiet or normal state [v SOOTHED, SOOTHING, SOOTHES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soothe

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soopolallie
soopolallies
soops
soorma
soosoo
soot
soot black
soot wart
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sooterkins
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soothe (current term)
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soothingly
soothingness
soothingnesses

Literary usage of Soothe

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Nature t Breathing in the breeze that fans her, soothe her bosom into rest : . ... And soothe me wi' tidings o* Nature's decay : On seeing wounded Hare. ..."

2. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1877)
"2 must.l , GO ON, SWEET BIRD, AND soothe MY CARE. ... calls it " the first fruits " of her muse, and says, " It was written to soothe ..."

3. ... The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1892)
"She had not learned the mystery of awaking Those chorded keys that soothe a sorrow's aching, Giving the dumb heart voice, ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"I said, and I was surprised when I found I had said it. I did not know I was going to utter those words. Had I spoken as one does to soothe the sick? or did ..."

5. The History of America by William Robertson (1821)
"... employed arguments, intreaties. and presents to convince or to soothe them; though his own soldiers, animated with the spirit of their leader, ..."

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