palliate

[ pal-ee-eyt ]

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Part of Speech

verb

Origin + Etymology

Latin

from late Latin palliat- ‘cloaked’, from the verb palliare, from pallium ‘cloak’

Synonyms

  • abate
  • allaye
  • alleviate

Antonyms

  • aggravate
  • agitate

Definition

to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate

Example

The medicine was only meant to palliate the patient on the way to the hospital to ensure they arrived comfortable.

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