Meaning of soothe

soothe

Pronunciation: (s), [key]
— v., soothed, sooth•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh: soothing someone's anger; to soothe someone with a hot drink.
  2. to mitigate, assuage, or allay, as pain, sorrow, or doubt: to soothe sunburned skin.
—v.i.
  1. to exert a soothing influence; bring tranquillity, calm, ease, or comfort.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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