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Definition 1: provide physical relief, as from pain - [verb of body]

Samples where palliate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This pill will relieve your headaches

Synonyms for palliate in the sense of this definition

(palliate is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of palliate ) cause to feel better

"the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"

(... is a kind of palliate ) lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

"ease the pain in your legs"

Definition 2: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of - [verb of communication]

Samples where palliate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The circumstances extenuate the crime

Synonyms for palliate in the sense of this definition

(palliate is a kind of ...) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

"rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior" "he rationalized his lack of success"

(palliate belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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