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 soothe [su:ð]   添加此单词到默认生词本
vt. 缓和, 使安静, 安慰, 奉承

vi. 起安慰作用


    Soothe \Soothe\ (s[=oo][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soothed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Soothing}.] [Originally, to assent to as true;
    OE. so[eth]ien to verify, AS. ges[=o][eth]ian to prove the
    truth of, to bear witness. See {Sooth}, a.]
    1. To assent to as true. [Obs.] --Testament of Love.

    2. To assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by
    compliance; to please with blandishments or soft words; to

    Good, my lord, soothe him, let him take the fellow.

    I've tried the force of every reason on him,
    Soothed and caressed, been angry, soothed again.

    3. To assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe
    a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows.

    Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,
    To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. --Congreve.

    Though the sound of Fame
    May for a moment soothe, it can not slake
    The fever of vain longing. --Byron.

    Syn: To soften; assuage; allay; compose; mollify;
    tranquilize; pacify; mitigate.

    1. Dukakis sought throughout the day to soothe any hurt feelings, with only occasional success.
    2. But perhaps, to soothe bruised egos, they could be permitted to wear bowler hats.
    3. The Rev. Causey says he delivered a sermon intended to soothe tempers, but to no avail.
    4. Seeking to slow the spread of apple bans and soothe consumer alarm, California's top health officer said educators were acting hastily.
    5. This surely would make a meaningful statement, and would obviously soothe their consciences about having accepted money from Philip Morris.
    6. President Bush told Congress Friday that Panama is now cooperating in international anti-drug efforts as Vice President Dan Quayle headed for meetings with Latin leaders to soothe anger at the U.S. invasion.
    7. Three of its five current starters have spent time on the disabled list and a fourth, Don Robinson, missed a turn Sunday to allow a cortisone shot to soothe an aching knee.
    8. Crude prices topped $40 a barrel for the first time despite President Bush's attempt to soothe oil markets by selling government reserves.
    9. Even so, he and others agree the Federal Reserve may have to take bolder steps to shore up the dollar and soothe growing uneasiness about inflation.
    10. The Fed, which until Friday had been resisting moves to ease credit, is now poised to pour money into the economy if needed to soothe the markets.
    11. Mr. Bush can do much to soothe it.
    12. On its own late last year, the Gorbachev government imported about 10 billion rubles of soap, food and clothing in an attempt to soothe the tempers of striking miners and frustrated city shoppers.
    13. The data should soothe market fears of any monetary tightening by the Bundesbank, but did not pave the way for an automatic reduction in interest rates, said Mr Richard Reid, senior economist at the Union bank of Switzerland's Frankfurt office.
    14. Roh has promised to remove the vestiges of the Chun government to help soothe public furor over his repressive rule.
    15. President Bush is seeking to personally soothe what an official called Colombia's "political sensitivities" that erupted in anger over reports the United States was planning an antidrug blockade off Colombia.
    16. Music may soothe listeners, but it can be murder on the players.
    17. Researchers say smokers unconsciously learn to "fine-tune" transmitters that control emotions by taking nicotine for stimulation when they feel down or to soothe themselves when anxious.
    18. He sits in his garden, dabs a little Chloe on his wrist and thinks up pretty pictures he will later make into music meant to soothe the savage breasts of soothe-needing folks around the world.
    19. Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak, said Congreve.
    20. One solution might be to soothe industry's objections with a commitment that all carbon tax revenues would be recycled into cuts in corporation tax, or in VAT on insulation and environment-enhancing materials.
    21. Actor Paul Sorvino is turning again to singing, but the acclaimed opera singer says he knows better than to try to soothe the savage beast of gamblers with an aria.
    22. One U.S. official expects that Saudi Arabia may redouble its diplomatic efforts to soothe Iran, perhaps through the Syrians, who receive large amounts of Saudi money.
    23. "For one-and-a-half months a period of harshness, of great casualties, of great loss of lives has gone through this country. We want to heal these wounds to soothe anybody's feelings wherever they are hurt," Rana said.
    24. As a CEO, you want to soothe.
    25. Analysts' misgivings come in the midst of a slowing U.S. computer market, which does little to soothe Wall Street's itchy trigger fingers.
    26. Some accounting firms, recognizing the growing schism, are trying to soothe consultants.
    27. A man who speaks in capital letters would be unlikely to soothe the anxieties of wavering voters.
    28. Nostalgia was also big, as food makers sought to soothe frazzled baby boomers with some old childhood favorites, resurrected and spruced up for adults.
    29. Late yesterday, fund officials sought to soothe any investor concerns over the impending control change.
    30. They also are putting up doors instead of curtains to create more privacy and playing mellow music to soothe frayed nerves.
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