Assuage

Assuage [ uh'-SWEYJ, uh'-SWEYZH ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to ease or reduce the severity of something
2. to mollify, calm, soothe or pacify
3. to quench or appease
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The task of a counselor is to pursue the best interests of the child and not assuage parental feelings.

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