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soothe

[sooth]
verb (used with object), soothed, soothing.
1.
to tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh: soothing someone's anger; to soothe someone with a hot drink.
2.
to mitigate, assuage, or allay, as pain, sorrow, or doubt: to soothe sunburned skin.
verb (used without object), soothed, soothing.
3.
to exert a soothing influence; bring tranquillity, calm, ease, or comfort.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English sothen to verify, Old English sōthian, equivalent to sōth sooth + -ian infinitive suffix; Modern English sense shift “to verify” > “to support (a person's statement)” > “to encourage” > “to calm”

soother, noun
self-soothed, adjective
unsoothed, adjective


1. See comfort, allay. 2. alleviate, appease, mollify.


1. upset, roil.
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soothe (suːð)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to make calm or tranquil
2.  (tr) to relieve or assuage (pain, longing, etc)
3.  (intr) to bring tranquillity or relief
 
[C16 (in the sense: to mollify): from Old English sōthian to prove; related to Old Norse sanna to assert; see sooth]
 
'soother
 
n

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soothe
O.E. soðian "show to be true," from soð "true" (see sooth). Sense of "quiet, comfort, mollify" is first recorded 1697, on notion of "to assuage one by asserting that what he says is true" (i.e. to be a yes-man), a sense attested from 1568.
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