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allayverb [T]

us   /əˈleɪ/
to make a negative emotion less strong or a problem less difficult: I was nervous, but seeing her allayed my fears.
(Definition of allay from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “allay”
in Vietnamese làm dịu…
in Spanish disipar, calmar, aliviar…
in Malaysian mengurangkan…
in Thai บรรเทา…
in French modérer…
in German verringern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減輕,緩解(擔憂、恐懼等)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减轻,缓解(担忧、恐惧等)…
in Indonesian mengurangi, menghilangkan…
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