Palliate Synonyms: mitigate, alleviate

Palliate Sentence: The medicine I had a while ago palliated the pain but it has resurfaced once again.

Under The Lens: Palliate Etymology and Usage

Palliate comes from Latin palliare(cover with a cloak, conceal). Palliate means to mitigate or conceal the gravity of an offense by excuses, apologies etc. It is usually used in the sense of representing an evil as less important than it actually is.

Palliate also means to relieve or lessen without curing as we learned in the video. It usually refers to pain or a disease but can also refer to other situations. Ex – palliate hunger, palliate poverty.

 

 

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