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  • 41 allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve —    Alleviate should suggest giving temporary relief without removing the underlying cause of a problem. It is close in meaning to ease, a fact obviously unknown to the writer of this sentence:    ◘ It will ease the transit squeeze, but will not… …

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  • 42 Allayed — Allay Al*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allaying}.] [OE. alaien, aleggen, to lay down, put down, humble, put an end to, AS. [=a]lecgan; [=a] (cf. Goth. us , G. er , orig. meaning out) + lecgan to lay; but confused with old… …

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  • 43 Allaying — Allay Al*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allaying}.] [OE. alaien, aleggen, to lay down, put down, humble, put an end to, AS. [=a]lecgan; [=a] (cf. Goth. us , G. er , orig. meaning out) + lecgan to lay; but confused with old… …

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  • 44 allaying — allayˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑allay …

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  • 45 A-lay — allay; mix; weaken; dilute; sometimes means to stretch (increase quantity) as in the watering of soup or padding out of meatballs with bread crumbs; also means to season …

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  • 46 A-ly — allay; mix; weaken; dilute; sometimes means to stretch (increase quantity) as in the watering of soup or padding out of meatballs with bread crumbs; also means to season …

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  • 47 A-lye — allay; mix; weaken; dilute; sometimes means to stretch (increase quantity) as in the watering of soup or padding out of meatballs with bread crumbs; also means to season …

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  • 48 Alay — allay; mix; weaken; dilute; sometimes means to stretch (increase quantity) as in the watering of soup or padding out of meatballs with bread crumbs; also means to season …

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  • 49 Aley — allay; mix; weaken; dilute; sometimes means to stretch (increase quantity) as in the watering of soup or padding out of meatballs with bread crumbs; also means to season …

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  • 50 Alye — allay; mix; weaken; dilute; sometimes means to stretch (increase quantity) as in the watering of soup or padding out of meatballs with bread crumbs; also means to season …

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  • 51 Ly — allay; see A lay …

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  • 52 Lye — allay; see A lay …

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  • 53 alleviate — verb use ice to alleviate the swelling Syn: reduce, ease, relieve, take the edge off, deaden, dull, diminish, lessen, weaken, lighten, attenuate, mitigate, allay, assuage, palliate, damp, soothe, help, soften …

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  • 54 Alleviate — Al*le vi*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alleviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alleviating}.] [LL. alleviare, fr. L. ad + levis light. See {Alegge}, {Levity}.] 1. To lighten or lessen the force or weight of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Should no others join capable… …

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  • 55 Alleviated — Alleviate Al*le vi*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alleviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alleviating}.] [LL. alleviare, fr. L. ad + levis light. See {Alegge}, {Levity}.] 1. To lighten or lessen the force or weight of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Should no others… …

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  • 56 Alleviating — Alleviate Al*le vi*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alleviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alleviating}.] [LL. alleviare, fr. L. ad + levis light. See {Alegge}, {Levity}.] 1. To lighten or lessen the force or weight of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Should no others… …

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  • 57 mitigate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. lessen, moderate, ameliorate, palliate, allay, relieve. See relief, moderation, vindication. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. alleviate, lessen, moderate; see decrease 1 , relieve 2 . See Synonym Study at… …

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  • 58 soothe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. calm, quiet, tranquilize; relieve, assuage, mitigate, allay, console, comfort. See moderation, relief, content, flattery. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. quiet, mollify, tranquilize, calm, relax, assuage,… …

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  • 59 relieve — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To replace] Syn. release, remove, take over for, cover for, spell*, discharge, force to resign; see also dismiss 1 , 2 , substitute 2 . 2. [To lessen] Syn. assuage, alleviate, soothe, comfort, allay, lighten, mitigate, ease …

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  • 60 Alegge — A*legge , v. t. [OE. aleggen, alegen, OF. alegier, F. all[ e]ger, fr. LL. alleviare, for L. allevare to lighten; ad + levis light. Cf. {Alleviate}, {Allay}, {Allege}.] To allay or alleviate; to lighten. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That shall alegge… …

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