American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
- v. To make less severe or intense; mitigate: tried unsuccessfully to palliate the widespread discontent.
- v. To relieve the symptoms of a disease or disorder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover with a cloak; clothe.
- To hide; conceal.
- To cover or conceal; excuse or extenuate; soften or tone down by pleading or urging extenuating circumstances, or by favorable representations: as, to palliate faults or a crime.
- To reduce in violence; mitigate; lessen or abate: as, to palliate a disease. Synonyms Palliate, Extenuate, excuse, gloss over, apologize for. Palliate and extenuate come at essentially the same idea through different figures: palliate is to cover in part as with a cloak; extenuate is to thin away or draw out to fineness. They both refer to the effort to make an offense seem less by bringing forward considerations tending to excuse: they never mean the effort to exonerate or exculpate completely. They have had earlier differences of meaning, and palliate has a peculiar meaning of its own (see def. 3); palliate also would be likely to be used of the more serious offense; but otherwise the words are now essentially the same.
- Eased; mitigated.
- In zoology, having a pallium; of or pertaining to the Palliata; tectibranchiate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Covered with a mantle; cloaked; hidden; disguised.
- adj. obsolete Eased; mitigated; alleviated.
- v. obsolete To cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide.
- v. To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate.
- v. To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; to ease without curing.
- v. lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
- v. provide physical relief, as from pain
- From Latin palliatus ("cloaked") (in Late Latin the past participle of palliare ("to cover with a cloak")), from pallium ("cloak"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English palliaten, from Late Latin palliāre, palliāt-, to cloak, palliate, from Latin pallium, cloak. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word palliate comes from the Latin palliare, “to cloak”—and providing pain relief was perceived as cloaking the essence of the illness, smothering symptoms rather than attacking disease.”
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