Definition Of allay
diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry).
the report attempted to educate the public and allay fears
Example Of allay
After years of broken promises, public fears must be allayed once and for all.
And any idea or thought that allays this fear is likely to have a huge influence on human conduct.
Both Martens and Cocca have found that education generally allays the public's fears.
But Mr Halloways claimed the majority of residents did want the scheme to go ahead and it was hoped they would be able to allay the fears of the rest.
Done in moderation it was apparently an indulgence, like chewing gum or tobacco and had possibly developed as a means of allaying hunger in times of famine.