Allay

Word ALLAY
Character 5
Hyphenation al lay
Pronunciations /əˈleɪ/

Definitions and meanings of "Allay"

What do we mean by allay?

To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest. transitive verb

To reduce the intensity of; lessen or relieve: synonym: relieve. transitive verb

The act or process of alloying; an alloy. noun

Figuratively, admixture, especially of something inferior. noun

Mixture; dilution. noun

That which allays, lightens, or alleviates. noun

In hunting, the act of laying on the hounds; the addition of fresh hounds to the cry. noun

To cite; quote; allege.

To lay down; cause to lie; lay: as, to allay the dust.

To lay aside; set aside; suppress; annul.

To put down; humble; overthrow.

To put down; quiet; assuage; pacify, appease, calm, as a commotion of the elements, or, figuratively, civil commotions, mental excitement, or an agitated person.

To abate, mitigate, or subdue; relieve or alleviate: as, to allay misery or pain; to allay the bitterness of affliction.

Synonyms Alleviate, Relieve, Mitigate, Assuage, Allay (see alleviate), calm, quiet, soothe, compose, still, lull, tranquilize, check, repress, soften, ease, moderate.

To abate; subside; grow calm.

To mix, as metals; especially, to mix a nobler with a baser metal; alloy. See alloy, v., I.

Figuratively, to mix with something inferior; contaminate or detract from.

To temper; abate or weaken by mixture; dilute, as wine with water; weaken; diminish.

Alleviation; abatement; check. noun

To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm transitive verb

Alleviation; abatement; check.

An alloy.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Allay

The word "allay" in example sentences

Another fear Obama isn't going to be able to allay is that of the effects of spending a few trillion bucks we don't have: higher taxes, higher national debt, higher inflation ... ❋ Unknown (2009)

The government has to do something to kind of allay their fears or we'll never get on track, right? ❋ Unknown (2009)

So for Secretary Rice, it's a very delicate balance to kind of allay European concerns, at the same time, not compromise any U.S. intelligence matters. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Now all of this is to kind of allay fears that have arisen here, and there's good reason for that. ❋ Unknown (2001)

(Isa 9: 5; Ps 50: 3; Hab 3: 5; 2Th 1: 8; 2Pe 3: 7). chariots ... whirlwind -- (Jer 4: 13). render -- as the Hebrew elsewhere (Job 9: 13; Ps 78: 38) means to "allay" or "stay wrath." ❋ Unknown (1871)

So, how we address this it's a multiyear project obviously and we will look at it but we will kind of allay some of Horseshoe Canyon budget for the initial couple of years is what it looks right now. ❋ Unknown (2008)

* Partnership formed to "allay" concerns over Beal plan * Rival plan backed by Donald Trump is riskier-Icahn * Trump says was not involved in this transaction (New throughout; adds ❋ Unknown (2009)

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Jiang was quick to try to allay fears about China's nuclear power program. ❋ Unknown (2011)

Earlier this month, Abu Dhabi-based Etisalat, the region's biggest telecom provider by market value, moved to allay fears about the fate of its Zain move, saying it was still keen on the nearly $12 billion transaction, even after a key advocate of the acquisition said it was no longer committed to helping broker an accord. ❋ Summer Said (2011)

Reforming the financial industry would further increase confidence and allay middle-class worries about mortgages and retirement accounts. ❋ Unknown (2009)

I was, of course, whistling by the graveyard, trying to allay my own fears — or at least address them. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Earlier this month, Etisalat, the region's biggest telecom provider by market value, moved to allay fears about its Zain move, saying it was still keen on the nearly $12 billion transaction, even after a key advocate of the acquisition said it was no longer committed to helping broker an accord. ❋ Shereen El Gazzar (2011)

The CPSC has done what it can to allay the fiasco of unintended costs and disruptions for small businesses, including staying large portions of the law. ❋ Unknown (2011)

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