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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make quiet or calm; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay one's fears; to allay the tumult of the passions.

2. (v. t.) To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.

3. (v. t.) To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.

4. (n.) Alleviation; abatement; check.

5. (n.) Alloy.

6. (v. t.) To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ALLAY

a-la' (heniach, "to cause to rest," "soothe": "Gentleness allayeth (lit., "pacifieth") great offenses" (Ecclesiastes 10:4)): The word is applied to what "excites, disturbs and makes uneasy" (Smith, Synonyms Discriminated, 106).

Greek
3931. paregoria -- exhortation, comfort
... 3931 ("soothing help") is "primarily an addressing (address) to bring a soothing,
solace like medicines which allay irritation" (Vine, Unger, White, , 111). ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3931.htm - 7k
Strong's Hebrew
7918. shakak -- to decrease, abate
... A primitive root; to weave (ie Lay) a trap; figuratively, (through the idea of
secreting) to allay (passions; physically, abate a flood) -- appease, assuage ...
/hebrew/7918.htm - 6k
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Rom. xii. 4, 5
... one of another.". Again he uses the same ensample as he does to the
Corinthians, and that to allay the same passion. For great is ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxi rom xii 4.htm

Whether Endurance is the Chief Act of Fortitude?
... iii, 9), "fortitude is more concerned to allay fear, than to moderate daring." For
it is more difficult to allay fear than to moderate daring, since the danger ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether endurance is the chief.htm

On the Departure of Flavian, Bishop of Antioch, who was Gone on an ...
... I know that when he has barely seen our pious Emperor, and been seen by him, he
will be able at once by his very countenance to allay his wrath. ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily iii on the departure.htm

With the Circus
... Alcohol will not allay thirst: "Alcohol has a great attraction for water; and when
swallowed, it draws the water to itself, thus depriving the tissues of the ...
/.../byrum/how john became a man/chapter viii with the circus.htm

The Peroration
... Both of the contending sides, therefore, try to conciliate the judge, to make him
unfavorable to the opponent, to rouse and occasionally allay his passions ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/the peroration.htm

From 1787 to 1791 Inclusive
... This, with some other complaints of a trifling character, drew from Dr. Coke, with
a view to allay all apprehensions of his American brethren hereafter, the ...
/.../a history of the methodist episcopal church volume i/chapter 2 from 1787 to.htm

Some Errors.
... means be deprived of the privilege of being tempted. Let all such allay
their fears. Jesus was tempted even on the pinnacle of the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rees/the heart-cry of jesus/chapter ii some errors.htm

The Travelers
... Whatever must be done should be done with least danger to himself. It were better,
he believed, to allay suspicion. He spoke. "How far is it to Jerusalem?". ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter iv the travelers.htm

Christian Meekness
... motions. As the moon serves to temper and allay the heat of the sun, so
Christian meekness allays the heat of passion. Meekness ...
/.../watson/the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/12 christian meekness.htm

Jesus Christ the Mediator
... that is to say, a Reconciler who by offering a unique sacrifice, of which all the
sacrifices of the Law and the Prophets were shadows, should allay that wrath. ...
/.../augustine/handbook on faith hope and love/chapter x jesus christ the.htm

Thesaurus
Allay
... 1. (vt) To make quiet or calm; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to
allay one's fears; to allay the tumult of the passions. ...ALLAY. ...
/a/allay.htm - 7k

Quench (14 Occurrences)
... QUENCH. kwench, kwensh: Where the word is used of fire or of thirst it has the usual
meaning: "to allay," "to extinguish," "to suppress," "to cool." In the Old ...
/q/quench.htm - 12k

Quiet (167 Occurrences)
... 9. (vt) To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as,
to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief. ...
/q/quiet.htm - 37k

Lay (524 Occurrences)
... (vt) To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint. 16. (vt) To cause to be
still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit. 17. ...
/l/lay.htm - 41k

Delay (47 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) To allay; to temper. 5. (vi) To move slowly; to stop for a time; to
linger; to tarry. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DELAY. ...
/d/delay.htm - 21k

Pacify (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (vt) To appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay
the agitation, excitement, or resentment of; to tranquillize; as, to pacify a ...
/p/pacify.htm - 7k

Cool (8 Occurrences)
... 9. (vt) To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind;
to calm; to moderate. 10. (vi) To become less hot; to lose heat. 11. ...
/c/cool.htm - 10k

Crucifixion (4 Occurrences)
... of the Roman soldiers, which was put on a hyssop stalk and offered to our Lord in
contemptuous pity (Matthew 27:48; Luke 23:36), he tasted to allay the agonies ...
/c/crucifixion.htm - 11k

Charm (5 Occurrences)
... affect by magic. 8. (n.) To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by
that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe. 9. (n.) To ...
/c/charm.htm - 14k

Assuage (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vt) To soften; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen pain or grief; to appease
or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire. ...
/a/assuage.htm - 7k



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