How is the word Assuage pronounced?

By Holley, The Isle of Lewis Scotland, (8th Jan.2007).

The "a" in the first syllable of the word Assuage is like the "a" in "china"; the following "uage" is pronounced like the word "wage". The stress is on the second syllable.

When you assuage something unpleasant, what you are doing is making it less unpleasant. You are making it less severe; you are reducing its strength.

Here are a few examples.

• The President tried to assuage the fears of his neighbor about a potential war.

• Nothing you do will assuage Amanda’s desire for power.

• The committee failed to assuage the fears of the workers.

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