Allay : Synonyms and Antonyms


( Verb )

Your presence did
allay my fear when I was caught in the traffic jam.


1. Ease

2. Lighten

3. Abate

4. Relieve

5. Palliate

6. Soothe

7. Get rid of

8. Assuage

Contextual Examples:

A person can
ease himself by admitting his fault.

You can
lighten your heart by telling your difficulties to your friends.

We should sincerely fight and
abate the communal forces.

This medicine has a
soothing effect and is likely to relieve the patients of their pain immediately.

His words sounded eloquent but could not
palliate the sorrow of his friend.

Ambitious young people try to
get rid of the traditions.

A stone-hearted person may repress his own feelings but can not
assuage the feelings of others.


1. Aggravate

2. Enhance

3. Worsen

4. Heighten

Contextual Examples:

Timidity always
aggravates a bad situation.

It does not
enhance resistance to dangers.

It tends to
worsen the overall circumstances.

His lack of co-operation
heightens the fear-complex and dislocates high spirits and courageous action.

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