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'Rectify' is un-busy. It might soothe you, if not distract you, from all you got going on.
Ray McKinnon

Meaning of "soothe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOOTHE

(To mollify): from Old English sōthian to prove; related to Old Norse sanna to assert.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SOOTHE

soothe  [suːð] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOOTHE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Soothe is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb soothe in English.

WHAT DOES SOOTHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of soothe in the English dictionary

The first definition of soothe in the dictionary is to make calm or tranquil. Other definition of soothe is to relieve or assuage. Soothe is also to bring tranquillity or relief.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SOOTHE

PRESENT

Present
I soothe
you soothe
he/she/it soothes
we soothe
you soothe
they soothe
Present continuous
I am soothing
you are soothing
he/she/it is soothing
we are soothing
you are soothing
they are soothing
Present perfect
I have soothed
you have soothed
he/she/it has soothed
we have soothed
you have soothed
they have soothed
Present perfect continuous
I have been soothing
you have been soothing
he/she/it has been soothing
we have been soothing
you have been soothing
they have been soothing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I soothed
you soothed
he/she/it soothed
we soothed
you soothed
they soothed
Past continuous
I was soothing
you were soothing
he/she/it was soothing
we were soothing
you were soothing
they were soothing
Past perfect
I had soothed
you had soothed
he/she/it had soothed
we had soothed
you had soothed
they had soothed
Past perfect continuous
I had been soothing
you had been soothing
he/she/it had been soothing
we had been soothing
you had been soothing
they had been soothing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will soothe
you will soothe
he/she/it will soothe
we will soothe
you will soothe
they will soothe
Future continuous
I will be soothing
you will be soothing
he/she/it will be soothing
we will be soothing
you will be soothing
they will be soothing
Future perfect
I will have soothed
you will have soothed
he/she/it will have soothed
we will have soothed
you will have soothed
they will have soothed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been soothing
you will have been soothing
he/she/it will have been soothing
we will have been soothing
you will have been soothing
they will have been soothing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would soothe
you would soothe
he/she/it would soothe
we would soothe
you would soothe
they would soothe
Conditional continuous
I would be soothing
you would be soothing
he/she/it would be soothing
we would be soothing
you would be soothing
they would be soothing
Conditional perfect
I would have soothe
you would have soothe
he/she/it would have soothe
we would have soothe
you would have soothe
they would have soothe
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been soothing
you would have been soothing
he/she/it would have been soothing
we would have been soothing
you would have been soothing
they would have been soothing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you soothe
we let´s soothe
you soothe
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to soothe
Past participle
soothed
Present Participle
soothing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOOTHE


booth
buːð
resmooth
riːˈsmuːð
satin-smooth
ˌsætɪnˈsmuːð
smooth
smuːð
supersmooth
ˌsuːpərˈsmuːð
ultrasmooth
ˌʌltrəˈsmuːð
unsmooth
ʌnˈsmuːð

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOOTHE

soot
soote
sooterkin
sootflake
sooth
soother
soothfast
soothfastly
soothfastness
soothful
soothing
soothingly
soothingness
soothlich
soothly
soothsaid
soothsay
soothsayer
soothsaying
sootier

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOOTHE

absinthe
all the
bathe
beclothe
Bothe
breathe
clothe
Drenthe
enclothe
Goethe
lathe
loathe
none the
reclothe
Sarthe
scythe
the
tithe
unclothe
underclothe

Synonyms and antonyms of soothe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOOTHE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «soothe» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of soothe

Translation of «soothe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOOTHE

Find out the translation of soothe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of soothe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «soothe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使镇定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tranquilizar
570 millions of speakers

English

soothe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शांत करना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تهدئة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

успокоить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acalmar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রশমিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

calmer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melegakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beruhigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

なだめる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

달래다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Soothe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm dịu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆற்றவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दु: ख द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yatıştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

calmare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ukoić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заспокоїти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

calma
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταπραΰνει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

streel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lugna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

berolige
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of soothe

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOOTHE»

The term «soothe» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.544 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOOTHE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about soothe

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOOTHE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word soothe.
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Valerie Bertinelli
As an emotional eater, I eat to soothe.
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Maria Callas
When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.
3
Jim Drain
A good plate of sushi after an opening helps to soothe that post-opening blues - especially since you feel like raw meat yourself.
4
Anne Frank
I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
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Oliver Goldsmith
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
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Jessica Lynch
The nurses at the hospital tried to soothe me, and they even tried unsuccessfully at one point to return me to Americans.
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Ray McKinnon
'Rectify' is un-busy. It might soothe you, if not distract you, from all you got going on.
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Inga Muscio
Words outlive people, institutions, civilizations. Words spur images, associations, memories, inspirations and synapse pulsations. Words send off physical resonations of thought into the nethersphere. Words hurt, soothe, inspire, demean, demand, incite, pacify, teach, romance, pervert, unite, divide. Words be powerful.
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Walter Scott
O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
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Edith Sitwell
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOOTHE»

Discover the use of soothe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to soothe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food
Reach for this book instead of the refrigerator next time you feel the urge to snack-these alternatives are just as satisfying!
Susan Albers, 2009
2
Charms that Soothe: Classical Music and the Narrative Film
Dean Duncan provides a fresh critical survey of the aesthetics of classical music in film.
Dean W. Duncan, 2003
3
Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman's Guide to Understanding ...
In Soothe Your Nerves, Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett explains which factors can contribute to anxiety, panic, and fear in Black women and offers a range of healing methods that will help you or a loved one reclaim your life.
Angela Neal-Barnett, Angela Neal-Barnett, 2010
4
Psalms to Soothe a Woman's Heart
Through inspiring passages from the Psalms, Psalms to Soothe a Woman's Heart celebrates the gifts God gives us every day in 170 moving reflections.
‎2009
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Quilting To Soothe The Soul: Create Memories for Today, ...
Besides a breathtaking gallery of gorgeous quilts, including pieces designed as a result of September 11, 2001, and the momentous stories behind them, you can choose from over 15 different quilting projects, so you can sew your own memories ...
Linda Giesler Carlton, 2011
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Soothe the Spirit
In this motivating collection, simple ceremonies from energy healer Becky Burns help you unearth and release the thoughts that keep you from realizing your goals and will help you cultivate the energy you need to more fully enjoy your life.
Becky Burns, 2007
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A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants
Part armchair travel, part coming-of-age story, this debut work transcends the memoir genre and ushers in a brave new voice in American nonfiction.
Jaed Coffin, 2008
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A New You: Words to Soothe the Body, Mind, and Spirit
"God's love is everywhere," says Catherine Galasso-Vigorito, author of the nationally syndicated column, A New You.
Catherine Galasso-Vigorito, 2002
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Natural Pain Relief: How to Soothe & Dissolve Physical Pain ...
Previously published as: Break through pain. 2004.
Shinzen Young, 2011
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Everyday Calm: 30 Ways to Soothe Your Inner Best
Each card in the series presents a single idea and a simple exercise to try every day. Readers can use the decks in a variety of ways.
Eric Maisel, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOOTHE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term soothe is used in the context of the following news items.
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Soothe a Burnt Tongue with a Salt Water Solution
Rinse your mouth with a solution of 1 teaspoon of salt and a cup of warm water. “It's actually very soothing,” says Dr. [Sherri] Worth[, a celebrity cosmetic dentist]. «Lifehacker, Jul 15»
2
11 After-Sun Products To Soothe Your Skin Besides Aloe Vera Gel
Photo: Getty Images. Sunscreen, shades and sandals are essentials almost everyone remembers to pack for a day at the beach. But we'd like to make a strong ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
3
Soothe your soul at 'Midnight Diner'
People need their own space to soothe their nerves. While it is quite a challenge to find a likeable place in reality, in Japanese film "Midnight Diner" there is a ... «Korea Times, Jun 15»
4
Dreaming En Español: Latin Music To Soothe Your Summertime Soul
Summer is finally here, at least in spirit, so Alt.Latino returns with a cool mix engineered for maximum soothing. We've got Cuban soul remixed, some fluffy ... «NPR, Jun 15»
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Jim Brickman – "SOOTHE" Debut 5/1/2015
Grammy-Nominated songwriter, best-selling author, and Cleveland Native, Jim Brickman is multitalented and is joining us to talk about the release of his new ... «WKYC-TV, May 15»
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New Soothe(TM) Healthcare Seating and Tables From the HON …
"Soothe is designed to support both patients and caregivers," said Fred Colony, Vice ... Soothe tables increase the safety of the waiting room environment with a ... «MarketWatch, Apr 15»
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Umbai's ghazals soothe patients
If Ghazals are often hailed as the purest expression of unconditional love, the music form's leading Kerala exponent Umbai did soothe many a frayed nerve at ... «The Hindu, Feb 15»
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Uber For Massage Startup Soothe Raises $1.7 Million To Deliver …
For customers, Soothe offers the kind of convenience you might expect from an on-demand massage startup, at a price that is comparable to most in-spa ... «TechCrunch, Feb 15»
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Soothe a Sore Nose With Coconut Oil
After a few days with a cold, tissues start feeling like sandpaper on your nose. A little coconut oil on the nostrils will help soothe that dryness. Using a humidifier ... «Lifehacker, Feb 15»
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9 Foods That Soothe An Upset Stomach
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com. Stomach cramps. Gas. Bloating. Whether it's a certain food that just didn't sit well with you, overeating, anxiety, or a stomach ... «Huffington Post, Dec 14»

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