Synonyms for palliate

Synonyms for (verb) palliate

Synonyms: relieve, palliate, assuage, alleviate

Definition: provide physical relief, as from pain

Usage: This pill will relieve your headaches

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Synonyms: extenuate, palliate, mitigate

Definition: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

Usage: The circumstances extenuate the crime

Similar words: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success