Another word for palliate
palliate extenuate gloss 1gloze whitewashSearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to cause a fault or offense to seem less grave or less reprehensible: palliate a crime; couldn't extenuate the malfeasance; glossing over an unethical transaction; glozing sins and iniquities; whitewashed official complicity in political extortion.See Also Synonyms at relieve.
Another word for palliateverb
To conceal or make light of a fault or offense:explain away, extenuate, gloss over, gloze (over), sleek over, whitewash. See show
To make less severe or more bearable:allay, alleviate, assuage, comfort, ease, lessen, lighten2, mitigate, relieve. See increase