Definition of Allay

1. Verb. Lessen the intensity of or calm. "The good news will allay her"; "Still the fears"

Exact synonyms: Ease, Relieve, Still
Generic synonyms: Comfort, Console, Solace, Soothe
Specialized synonyms: Abreact
Derivative terms: Allayer, Ease, Easement, Reliever, Still



2. Verb. Satisfy (thirst). "The cold water quenched his thirst"
Exact synonyms: Assuage, Quench, Slake
Entails: Consume, Have, Ingest, Take, Take In
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fulfil, Fulfill, Meet, Satisfy

Definition of Allay

1. v. t. To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions.

2. v. t. To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.

3. n. Alleviation; abatement; check.

4. n. Alloy.

5. v. t. To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.

Definition of Allay

1. Verb. (transitive) To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To subside, become peaceful. ¹

4. Verb. (archaic) To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allay

1. to reduce in intensity or severity [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allay

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allay (current term)
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Literary usage of Allay

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1. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth, Henry L Hinton (1867)
"0 love ! be moderate ; allay thy ecstasy ; lu measure rain thy joy ;' scant this excess- 1 feel too much thy blessing ; make it less, For fear I surfeit ! ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"When pour'd their offerings and their thirst allay'd, Forth from the tent of Atreus' Son they went, And aged Nestor with them, glancing keen Into their ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"to allay the irritation caused by parasitic worms, since the two are by no means found together; they are not taken in with food, not merely because they ..."

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