Synonyms for palliate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pal-ee-eyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpæl iˌeɪt

Top 10 synonyms for palliate Other synonyms for the word palliate

Définition of palliate

Origin :
  • "alleviate without curing," early 15c., from Medieval Latin palliatus, literally "cloaked," from past participle of Late Latin palliare "cover with a cloak, conceal," from Latin pallium "cloak" (see pall (n.)). Related: Palliated; palliating; palliation.
  • verb gloss over; cover up
Example sentences :
  • This expedient to palliate my folly was thought of—but not by me.
  • Extract from : « Some Reminiscences » by Joseph Conrad
  • We have no wish to palliate any act of Calvin's which is manifestly wrong.
  • Extract from : « Fox's Book of Martyrs » by John Foxe
  • There was even a palpable deficiency in Henrys claim, which no art could palliate.
  • Extract from : « King Henry the Fifth » by William Shakespeare
  • This was a political fault, which no circumstances can palliate.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third » by The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
  • There are things which cannot be extenuated however we may try to palliate them.
  • Extract from : « The Coming Conquest of England » by August Niemann
  • The latter was very humble, acknowledged his error, and made no attempt to palliate it.
  • Extract from : « Down the Rhine » by Oliver Optic
  • He had been in his cups at the time but that did not palliate the offense.
  • Extract from : « The Fighting Shepherdess  » by Caroline Lockhart
  • Nothing, of course, can palliate the extreme baseness of your behaviour.
  • Extract from : « Vice Versa » by F. Anstey
  • “Do not try to palliate your conduct, Gascoyne,” said Mr Mason, earnestly.
  • Extract from : « Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • My nephew, not only aiding and abetting these ruffians, but seeking to palliate their crimes!
  • Extract from : « The Magic Pudding » by Norman Lindsay

Antonyms for palliate

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