Sentence: Oil settled higher on Thursday, as commitments from Gulf OPEC members to cut production assuaged some lingering doubts in the market about cooperation from other producers. (Source: finance.yahoo.com)
Meaning:To make something less painful or severe; To satisfy an appetite or desire
How To Remember?
You assuage by providing assurances about a good future to an aged and weak person. Remember the word “Assuage” using the words “assurance” and “aged“.
Relieve; Ease; Alleviate; Soothe; Mitigate; Dampen; Allay; Calm; Palliate; Abate; Lull; Temper; Suppress; Smother; Stifle; Subdue; Tranquilize; Mollify; Satiate; Quench; Quell; Overcome.
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[To assuage physical pain, bandages are often used.]
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