“pally-ate” | /ˈpalɪeɪt/

adj – Cloaked; hidden, concealed. Relieved.

“His palliate misery was concealed by a wide smile.”

v – To relieve the symptoms of; to ameliorate. To hide or disguise.

“He did all he could to palliate the serious offense, peppering in as many excuses and apologies as he could.”


From Latin palliatus (“cloaked”) (in Late Latin the past participle of palliare (“to cover with a cloak”)), from pallium (“cloak”).

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