To make less severe or more bearable
To ease the anger or agitation of
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I did what little I could to assuage my guilt.
He tried to assuage the guilt of wrongdoing by doing right.
He was able to assuage the bad feelings.
He made a mental note to send a piece of jewelry to her hotel room to assuage guilt over the promised phone call that would never happen.
This fact did little to assuage Jade.s guilt when he saw the slaughter around the place he.d once called home.