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Synonyms for palliate

to conceal or make light of a fault or offense

to make less severe or more bearable

Synonyms for palliate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

provide physical relief, as from pain

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Bulstrode, which on the one hand would have inclined her to desire that the mildest view of his character should be the true one, but on the other, made her the more afraid of seeming to palliate his culpability.
He did not disguise it to himself, nor attempt to palliate it.
There has been in the past no excuse, no circumstance, that could palliate the offense.
Then reseating himself in his chair, he watched his looks and manner: anxiously, it is true, but with the open front of a gentleman who feels he has taken no part which he need excuse or palliate.
It's a hard trail, Liverpool, and only the men that are hard will get through," Charles strove to palliate.
To palliate the temporary absences of collaborators,
To palliate this problem, sophisticated financial operators started using 'fat-tail' risk models, which do a vastly better job at assigning a reasoned probability to the large price movements so often observed in the past.
And palliative care specialists may find that for some people with severe mental illness, "it can be hard to really palliate their symptoms," Dr.
A return to constitutionally mandated gold and silver would do much to palliate such abuses.
With the bravado of one whose reputation has already been maligned, Robinson grandly ignores Wollstonecraft's attempts to palliate bourgeois husbands and fathers in The Vindication to create a more staunchly--and perhaps more radical--feminine community of writers and thinkers whose intellectual and political heft lies in its solidarity.
As with screening, the goal of surveillance is to detect recurrence and, thereby, extend survival or palliate symptoms.
With that success and new research always promising hope, the pediatric oncologist's ethical dilemma became when to palliate rather than seek a cure.
327-32) is intended, no doubt, to palliate this deficiency, but, as any serious translator knows, it is often misleading to render the same term in the same way in all contexts.
Objectives: To determine the technical feasibility and clinical outcome of Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) to palliate symptoms of malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO).
To palliate means "to cloke or cover;" palliative care teams usually see themselves as focused on the reduction of suffering in whatever form it takes.