soothe

英 [suːð] 美 [sʊð]
  • vt. 安慰;使平静;缓和
  • vi. 起抚慰作用
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1. 近同义词:soothe, console, solace, comfort.
2. soothe “舒适”→ 使平静, 安慰
3. 区分:seethe, soothe.
soothe 安慰,欣慰,减轻

来自 sooth 的动词形式,词性比较 bath,bathe.

soothe (v.)
Old English soðian "show to be true," from soð "true" (see sooth). Sense of "quiet, comfort, mollify" is first recorded 1690s, via notion of "to assuage one by asserting that what he says is true" (i.e. to be a yes-man), a sense attested from 1560s (and compare Old English gesoð "a parasite, flatterer"). Meaning "reduce the intensity" (of a pain, etc.) is from 1711. Related: Soothed; soothing.
1. He would take her in his arms and soothe her.
他会把她揽在怀中抚慰她。

来自柯林斯例句

2. Inhalations can soothe and control the cough.
吸入药剂可以缓解并抑制咳嗽。

来自柯林斯例句

3. This cream contains a mild analgesic to soothe stings and bites.
这种乳膏含有一种性能平和的止痛剂,能缓解被螫咬后的疼痛.

来自《简明英汉词典》

4. I've managed to soothe him down a bit.
我想方设法使他平静了一点.

来自《简明英汉词典》

5. This medicine should soothe your sore throat.
这种药会减轻你的喉痛.

来自《简明英汉词典》

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