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verb [transitive] soothe pronunciation in American English /suð/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysoothe
he/she/itsoothes
present participlesoothing
past tensesoothed
past participlesoothed
  1. 1
    to make someone more calm and more relaxed when they are feeling nervous, worried, or upset
    She was doing her best to soothe the crying baby.
    The news wasn’t enough to soothe nerves on Wall Street.
  2. 2
    to make something less sore or painful
    Use a moisturizer to soothe any dryness.

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