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allay

verb [T] uk   us   /əˈleɪ/ formal
If you allay a strong emotion felt by someone, such as fear or worry, you cause them to feel it less or to feel calm again: The government is trying to allay public fears/concern about the spread of the disease.
Translations of “allay”
in Vietnamese làm dịu…
in Spanish calmar, aliviar…
in Thai บรรเทา…
in Malaysian mengurangkan…
in French modérer…
in German verringern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減輕,緩解(擔憂、恐懼等)…
in Indonesian mengurangi, menghilangkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减轻,缓解(担忧、恐惧等)…
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