Soothed
Soothe Soothe (s[=oo][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soothed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Soothing}.] [Originally, to assent to as true; OE. so[eth]ien to verify, AS. ges[=o][eth]ian to prove the truth of, to bear witness. See {Sooth}, a.] 1. To assent to as true. [Obs.] --Testament of Love. [1913 Webster]

2. To assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by compliance; to please with blandishments or soft words; to flatter. [1913 Webster]

Good, my lord, soothe him, let him take the fellow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I've tried the force of every reason on him, Soothed and caressed, been angry, soothed again. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows. [1913 Webster]

Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. --Congreve. [1913 Webster]

Though the sound of Fame May for a moment soothe, it can not slake The fever of vain longing. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To soften; assuage; allay; compose; mollify; tranquilize; pacify; mitigate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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