Definitions

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  • n. One who allays.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, allays.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which allays or alleviates.
  • n. One who or that which allays or alloys.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies

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Examples

  • I know this is an aside, but I really enjoyed the dog as companion and allayer of fear.

    Hauntings « Tales from the Reading Room

  • She became almost as much of a peacemaker, a smoother-down of rough interludes, an allayer of irritating ebullitions, as Dora was wont to be at home.

    A Houseful of Girls

  • In many of the same ways "The Cosby Show" did, it does double duty as both an allayer of white guilt ( "he's just like us") and an image makeover for black communities that resent their monolithic reputation for absentee fatherhood.

    FPOTUS: First Parents of the United States

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  • to set aside your fears , trepidation ,from the french , the er are silent in annunciation

    April 6, 2012