to palliate

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
To lessen the severity of; to extenuate, moderate, qualify
Cloaked; hidden, concealed
To placate or mollify

Brown's options for the machinery of Whitehall are constrained, as for all prime ministers, by the need to palliate allies and hug enemies close (John Reid, say).

To hide or disguise
To cover or disguise the seriousness of (a mistake, offence etc.) by excuses and apologies
to cause to appear less guilty
{v} to cloak, cover, extenuate, excuse
provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
Eased; mitigated; alleviated
To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate; as, to palliate faults
To cover by excuses and apologies
To cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide
to try to conceal the seriousness of an offense by excuses and apologies; to moderate the intensity of; to reduce the seriousness of; to relieve or lessen without curing
To cause to seem less serious
(3 syl ) means simply to cloak (Latin, pallium, a cloak ) “That we should not dissemble nor cloke them [our sins] but confess them with a humble, lowly, and obedient heart ”- Common Prauer Book
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
to reduce the effects of illness, pain etc without curing them (past participle of palliare , from pallium; PALL)
To relieve the symptoms of; to ameliorate
Alleviate without curing; excuse, extenuate
To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; to ease withhout curing; as, to palliate a disease
To lessen the severity of; to extenuate
Covered with a mant&?;e; cloaked; disguised
{f} alleviate, ease, relieve; allay, lessen; mitigate, moderate, make less severe
to palliate