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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
  • v. To make less severe or intense; mitigate: tried unsuccessfully to palliate the widespread discontent.
  • v. To relieve the symptoms of a disease or disorder.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • adj. Covered with a mantle; cloaked; hidden; disguised.
  • adj. Eased; mitigated; alleviated.
  • v. To cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide.
  • v. To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate.
  • v. To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; to ease without curing.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To cover with a cloak; clothe.
  • To hide; conceal.
  • To cover or conceal; excuse or extenuate; soften or tone down by pleading or urging extenuating circumstances, or by favorable representations: as, to palliate faults or a crime.
  • To reduce in violence; mitigate; lessen or abate: as, to palliate a disease.
  • Eased; mitigated.
  • In zoology, having a pallium; of or pertaining to the Palliata; tectibranchiate.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  • v. provide physical relief, as from pain
  • Verb Form
    palliated    palliates    palliating   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    apologise    rationalize    apologize    excuse    justify    rationalise   
    Words with the same meaning
    cloaked    hidden    disguised    eased    mitigated    alleviated    cover    hide    cloak    extenuate