Allay appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- We naively allay Levi anew.
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Allay (to lessen; ease; soothe) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the verb allay
What does allay mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: allayed | allaying | allays
- lessen the intensity of or calm
- satisfy (thirst)
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonyms of allay: assuage / quench / slake
- more generic terms: conform to / fill / fit / fulfil / fulfill / meet / satisfy = fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction
- entailment: consume / have / ingest / take / take in = serve oneself to, or consume regularly
Alternative definition of the verb allay
- [transitive] To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm.
- [transitive] To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate.
- [intransitive, obsolete] To subside, become peaceful.
Definition of the verb allay for high school students
- to soothe, ease
- example: The chairman of the Federal Reserve gave a speech to try to allay investors' fears about an economic downturn.
The verb allay is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
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A New Law Dictionary (1792)
Intended for General Use as Well as for Gentlemen of the Profession by Richard Burn
ALLAY is a word used for the tempering and mixture of other nietals with silver or gold.
The New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)
by Nathan BAILEY
To ALLAY (from alrajer, F.) to mix one metal with another, in order to coinage; it is therefore derived by some from a la loi, according to la-w; the quantity of metals being mixed according to law z by others from allier, to unite; perhaps from ...
2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips
” allay (ә-LĀ) vb. This word has two meanings, both having to do with relieving or lessening (something ).
The Philosophical Dictionary: Or, The Opinions Of Modern Philosophers On Metaphysical, Moral, And Political Subjects (1786)
In Four Volumes by Franz Xaver Schwediauer
Unlimited TpLERATION, the only true Remedy to allay and correct Fanatical Zeal. The zeal of the Covenanters was, in the po- . litical body, under Charles II. a disease dangerous and inveterate ; and the government had tried every remedy, ...
The Philosophical Dictionary (1786)
Or, The Opinions of Modern Philosophers on Metaphysical, Moral, and Political Subjects by Franz Swediaur
true Remedy to allay and correct Fanatical Zeal- The zeal of the Covenanters was, in the po* Htical body, under Charles II. a disease dangerous and inveterate ; and the government had tried every remedy, ...
Under proper regulations it is a remedy which may be used to stimulate the circulation within the cranium, to promote sleep, to diminish abnormal or increased sensibility, and to allay pain generally; while it is contra-indicated in apoplexy, ...
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Video shows what allay means. To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm.. To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate.. To subside, abate, become ...
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The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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