Allay and Lessen


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Allay verb – To make more bearable or less severe.
Lessen is a synonym for allay in reduce topic. In some cases you can use "Lessen" instead a verb "Allay", when it comes to topics like ease, increase, assuage, reduce something.
Nearby Word: allaying
Synonyms for Allay


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Lessen verb – To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent.
Allay is a synonym for lessen in ease topic. You can use "Allay" instead a verb "Lessen", if it concerns topics such as relieve, increase, assuage.
Nearby Words: lessening, less
Synonyms for Lessen

Common collocations

suspicion allay suspicion lessen suspicion
little allay little lessen little
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Lessen and Allay. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 23, from
Allay & Lessen. N.p., 2016. Web. 23 Jun. 2021. <>.
Lessen or Allay. 2016. Accessed June 23, 2021.

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