Learning English

Word: Allay

Allay [Verb]

Sentence: It is odd that Mr. Trump, who demanded proof on paper that President Obama was born in the United States, would expect voters to take on faith his own claims about his commercial successes, his dealings with business partners, what he gives to charity and other financial matters that could conflict with his duties if elected president. His tax returns are the only documents that can conclusively corroborate or disprove his claims and allay concerns about conflicts of interest. (Source: dailykos.com)

Meaning: To diminish or end fear, suspicion, or worry; To alleviate pain or hunger

How To Remember?

You allay someone’s fears by saying that all is okay. Remember thus: Allay = All Okay!


Reduce; Diminish; Decrease; Lessen; Assuage; Alleviate; Ease; Relieve; Soothe.


Increase; Intensify.

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[Well, it seems someone needs to allay Joey’s concerns!]

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