Verb(1) lessen the intensity of or calm(2) satisfy (thirst
(1) There was little the administration could do to confirm the news or allay the fears of the public.(2) The President and his family, in an attempt to allay public fears, got shots on prime-time television.(3) Education chiefs in York have moved to allay parents' fears about the safety of children travelling to school.(4) When academics try to allay public fears with statistics, we must always ask who funded that research.(5) In order to allay public fears, experts have been hired to conduct a study of the cracks and determine whether they will affect the dams.(6) It is at times like this you realise what ministers are there for - to ease panic, to allay public alarm, to stop crises running out of control.(7) the report attempted to educate the public and allay fears(8) The primary focus was on immediate actions that could allay fears of a nervous public.(9) Mr O'Malley moved quickly to allay fears that any recommendations made by the new body would not be accepted.(10) If you consider yourself so morally superior, get out there and allay the fears of the ignorant public.(11) Even worse, the new security measures are more likely to cause alarm than to allay passengers' fears.(12) To allay public fears, two meetings will be held at which details of the initial work will be outlined.(13) So the industry was co-funding a Ôö¼├║7 million research programme to try to allay public fears.(14) But Mr Halloways claimed the majority of residents did want the scheme to go ahead and it was hoped they would be able to allay the fears of the rest.(15) Fearful of being accused of complacency, they fail to allay public fears and often play up hypothetical risks.(16) Talk of moderation isn't allaying the fears of environmentalists, who are feeling particularly vulnerable these days.
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2. relieve ::
3. slake ::
1. aggravate ::
2. exacerbate ::
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