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.

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