allay
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allay
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. apaciguar
Delivering on this campaign promise would allay the concerns of many voters.Cumplir esta promesa de campaña apaciguaría las preocupaciones de muchos votantes.
b. calmar
His mother's voice allayed the little boy's fears.La voz de su madre calmó los temores del niñito.
c. despejar (doubts)
I want to set the record straight and allay any doubts you may have.Quiero aclarar las cosas y despejar las dudas que tengan.
d. aliviar (pain)
A warm compress may allay the pain.Una compresa caliente puede aliviar el dolor.
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allay
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (doubts, suspicions)
a. despejar
2. (fear, pain)
a. apaciguar, aplacar
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allay [əˈleɪ]
transitive verb
[+fears] aquietar; calmar; [+doubts] despejar; [+pain] aliviar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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