To soothe is to relieve or to bring comfort. If the pounding in your head is driving you mad, it sounds like you might need an aspirin or two to soothe your headache.

Soothing is meant to make you feel better, both physically and emotionally. Spend too many hours on the beach without sunblock? You'll need some aloe to soothe that sunburn. Had a bad breakup with a boyfriend? Soothing that broken heart might take something stronger — chocolates, a gabfest with good friends, and sappy movies are usually just what the doctor ordered.

Definitions of soothe

v cause to feel better

“the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation”
excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
Type of:
alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve
provide physical relief, as from pain

v give moral or emotional strength to

comfort, console, solace
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calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
make calm or still
allay, ease, relieve, still
lessen the intensity of or calm
calm by deception
calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
assure, reassure
cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

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