Assuage

(v.) To make an unpleasant feeling less intense

Synonyms/Antonyms

Synonyms: alleviate, mitigate, subdue

Antonyms: aggravate, intensify

Sentences

Her guilt was assuaged once her mother told her she wasn't mad at her.

The ominous atmosphere of the forest did nothing to assuage our fear.

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