Palliate

Adjective

  • (obsolete) Eased; mitigated; alleviated.
  • (obsolete) Cloaked; hidden, concealed. [15th-17th c.]

Verb

  • To relieve the symptoms of; to ameliorate. [from 15th c.]
  • (obsolete) To lessen the severity of; to extenuate, moderate, qualify. [17th-18th c.]
  • To cover or disguise the seriousness of (a mistake, offence etc.) by excuses and apologies. [from 17th c.]
  • (obsolete) To hide or disguise. [16th-19th c.]
  • To placate or mollify. [from 17th c.]

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