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(Idiomatic) To regard without due seriousness; to joke or disregard inappropriately.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To regard without due seriousness; to joke or disregard inappropriately.
To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
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  1. To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
  2. To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
  3. To provide with a screen or screens:
To conceal from the knowledge of others; keep secret
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  1. To conceal from the knowledge of others; keep secret
  2. To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal:
  3. To cut off from sight; cover up:
To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
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  1. To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
  2. To put out of sight; hide
To hide or screen from view or knowledge; conceal. Often used with up:
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  1. To hide or screen from view or knowledge; conceal. Often used with up:
  2. To defend (a position or area):
  3. To record or perform a cover of
A membranous covering or part, especially a membrane surrounding the young mushrooms of certain basidiomycete fungi. In some species the membrane (called a partial veil ) extends only from the stalk to the cap. As the cap expands, the veil breaks, leaving a ring called an annulus on the stalk and often scalelike pieces on the cap. These veil remnants are important for identifying species of mushrooms.
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  1. A membranous covering or part, especially a membrane surrounding the young mushrooms of certain basidiomycete fungi. In some species the membrane (called a partial veil ) extends only from the stalk to the cap. As the cap expands, the veil breaks, leaving a ring called an annulus on the stalk and often scalelike pieces on the cap. These veil remnants are important for identifying species of mushrooms.
  2. To conceal, hide, disguise, screen, obscure, etc.
  3. To cover with or as with a veil
To cover or conceal with a cloak or something that acts like a cloak:
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  1. To cover or conceal with a cloak or something that acts like a cloak:
  2. To conceal; hide
  3. To cover with or as with a cloak
  1. To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
  2. To make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; moderate
  3. To operate or work (against)
To calm (passion, anger, etc.); pacify
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  1. To calm (passion, anger, etc.); pacify
  2. To satisfy or slake (thirst, appetite, etc.)
  3. To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
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  1. To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
  2. To give a superficial or deceptive appearance to:
  3. To cover with varnish.
To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
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  1. To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
  2. To give a superficially attractive appearance to
  3. To cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality
To conceal or gloss over (wrongdoing, for example).
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  1. To conceal or gloss over (wrongdoing, for example).
  2. To gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
  3. To cover with whitewash
To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
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  1. To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
  2. To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
  3. To become soft or softer.
(Music) To soften or mute the tone of by depressing the soft pedal.
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  1. (Music) To soften or mute the tone of by depressing the soft pedal.
  2. (Informal) To make less emphatic, less obtrusive, less conspicuous, etc.; tone down; play down
  3. To soften or dampen the tone of (a musical instrument) by use of a special pedal
To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
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  1. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
  2. To bring (a country) under control by force.
  3. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain
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  1. To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
To smooth over; to palliate.
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  1. To smooth over; to palliate.
  2. (Obs.) To make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning
  3. To use flattery or cajolery.
To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
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  1. To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
  2. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
  3. To clear of guilt or blame.
To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
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  1. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
  2. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
  3. To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
(Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
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  1. (Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
  2. To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin. Used of God.
  3. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
To reduce or decrease
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  1. To reduce or decrease
  2. To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
To dismiss or minimize by explanation, especially with regard to problems.
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(Archaic) To make thin or lean
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  1. (Archaic) To make thin or lean
  2. To lessen or appear to lessen the seriousness or extent of (an offense, for example), especially by providing partial excuses:
  3. To lessen or seem to lessen the seriousness of (an offense, guilt, etc.) by giving excuses or serving as an excuse
(Obs.) To make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning
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  1. (Obs.) To make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning
  2. To smooth over; to palliate.
  3. To use flattery or cajolery.
To cover with whitewash
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  1. To cover with whitewash
  2. To gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
  3. To paint or coat with whitewash.
To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest:
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  1. To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest:
  2. To reduce the intensity of; lessen or relieve:
  3. To lessen, relieve, or alleviate (pain, grief, etc.)
To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
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  1. To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
  2. To lessen or reduce:
To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
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  1. To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
  2. To calm (passion, anger, etc.); pacify
  3. To lessen (pain, distress, etc.); allay
To give a sense of ease to
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  1. To give a sense of ease to
  2. To soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring consolation or hope to
  3. To ease physically; relieve:
To free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
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  1. To free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
  2. To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
  3. To alleviate; assuage:
To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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  1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. To become less; decrease:
  3. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To cause to flash in or as in lightning
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  1. To cause to flash in or as in lightning
  2. To lessen the severity or oppressiveness of:
  3. To alleviate; to reduce the burden of.
To make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; moderate
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  1. To make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; moderate
  2. To operate or work (against)
  3. To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
To free from pain, anxiety, or distress:
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  1. To free from pain, anxiety, or distress:
  2. (Baseball) To serve as a relief pitcher
  3. To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
Find another word for palliate. In this page you can discover 43 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for palliate, like: apologize for, make-light-of, screen, hide, conceal, cover, veil, gloss over, cloak, mitigate and assuage.