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1. palliate

verb. lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of.

Synonyms

  • justify
  • mitigate
  • rationalise
  • rationalize
  • extenuate
  • apologise
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • uglify
  • break
  • deprive
  • get worse

Etymology

  • palliatus (Latin)
  • pallium (Latin)

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2. palliate

verb. provide physical relief, as from pain.

Synonyms

  • alleviate
  • better
  • amend
  • assuage
  • improve
  • meliorate
  • comfort
  • soothe
  • ease
  • ameliorate

Antonyms

  • irritate
  • restrict
  • enforce
  • regulate

Etymology

  • palliatus (Latin)
  • pallium (Latin)
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