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To provide assuagement or palliation to
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“I found her in a very nervous and overwrought condition, and I thought it best to palliate her fears for a time.”
To excuse the seriousness of (an offense)
“The calumniators seek pretexts to palliate their lies, artfully endeavoring to give them some color of justice.”
To minimize or moderate the seriousness of (an offense)
“Any attempt to palliate his words and deeds is to exhibit a moral feebleness.”
To (attempt to) hide or disguise, especially an offense
“His talk is sweet, and melting accents palliate his deceit.”
To attempt to bring an ailment to an end
To support, justify, or make an excuse for a (perceived) misdeed
To disregard as unimportant or insignificant
To restore (someone) to a physically sound or healthy condition
Relieve of blame, responsibility
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