Allay and Soften


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Allay verb – To make more bearable or less severe.
Usage example: a gentle breeze would allay the heat

Soften is a synonym for allay in reduce topic. In some cases you can use "Soften" instead a verb "Allay", when it comes to topics like abate, relieve, dampen. popular alternative
Nearby Word: allaying
Synonyms for Allay


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Soften verb – To lessen the shock of.
Usage example: had tried to soften the blow of her rejection to his marriage proposal

Allay is a synonym for soften in ease topic. You can use "Allay" instead a verb "Soften", if it concerns topics such as calm, abate, relieve, lessen. popular alternative
Nearby Words: soft, softness, softly, softening, softy
Synonyms for Soften

Common collocations

little allay little soften little
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