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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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It is important to ascertain whether the intention of treatment is to cure or to palliate and these expectations need to be discussed with the patient.
Fallek, adding that conventional drugs do not cure, they only palliate or suppress symptoms, thereby weakening the individual.
Our results clearly show that EDNLA can palliate the phosphorylation of tau, and decrease the LPS-induced apoptosis, and thus the beneficial effects of EDNLA are related to the prevention of tau protein and hippocampus apoptosis.
Urgent continuous renal replacement to palliate the severe lactic acidosis that had worsened overnight is insufficient.
Even if we are unable to confirm the predictive/prognostic role of primary nephrectomy, it is reasonable to consider this surgical approach to palliate the tumour's related symptoms and, eventually, to perform a more exact diagnosis of this rare tumour.
We now use the properties of radioactive materials in specialties such as nuclear medicine to diagnose disease--and in radiotherapy--to treat and palliate disease.
Macromolecules are increasingly important as therapeutic agents to treat or palliate human disease.
Baraka asserted that the project could generate job opportunities in rural areas and palliate partially to the employment crisis in Morocco.
The costs of corporatism are visible all around us: dysfunctional corporations that survive despite their gross inability to serve their customers; sclerotic economies with slow output growth, a dearth of engaging work, scant opportunities for young people; governments bankrupted by their efforts to palliate these problems; and increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of those connected enough to be on the right side of the corporatist deal.
Appropriate and effective care can help to palliate the many unpleasant symptoms associated with end-stage dementia.
Sedation to unconsciousness happens only in cases where this level of sedation is required to effectively palliate symptoms, but the degree of sedation cannot and should not be predicted from the onset.
Nick Adams "immerses himself in the world of his senses" in "Big Two-Hearted River" to palliate his war trauma (Donaldson xii) just as Catherine and Frederic immerse themselves in sensual pleasures to palliate theirs.
The use of high dose rate endobronchial brachytherapy to palliate symptomatic endobronchial recurrence of previously irradiated bronchogenic carcinoma.