Soothe

Definition of Soothe

Pronunciation: sŌth
v. t.1.To assent to as true.
[imp. & p. p. Soothed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Soothing.]
2.To assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by compliance; to please with blandishments or soft words; to flatter.
Good, my lord, soothe him, let him take the fellow.
- Shak.
I've tried the force of every reason on him,
Soothed and caressed, been angry, soothed again.
- Addison.
3.To assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows.
Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- Congreve.
Though the sound of Fame
May for a moment soothe, it can not slake
The fever of vain longing.
- Byron.

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