Word forms: assuages
COBUILD Advanced British English Dictionary1. verbIf you assuage an unpleasant feeling that someone has, you make them feel it less strongly. [literary] [V n] ⇒ To assuage his wife's grief, he took her on a tour of Europe. [V n] ⇒ She was just trying to assuage her guilt by playing the devoted mother.2. verbIf you assuage a need or desire for something, you satisfy it. [literary] [V n] ⇒ The meat they'd managed to procure assuaged their hunger.