Palliate



[pal-ee-eyt] /ˈpæl iˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), palliated, palliating.
1.
to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
2.
to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
/ˈpælɪˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to lessen the severity of (pain, disease, etc) without curing or removing; alleviate; mitigate
2.
to cause (an offence) to seem less serious by concealing evidence; extenuate
v.

“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.

palliate pal·li·ate (pāl’ē-āt’)
v. pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing, pal·li·ates
To reduce the severity of; to relieve somewhat.

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