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allay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishallayal‧lay /əˈleɪ/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 allay (somebody’s) fear/concern/suspicion etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
allayKelly argues that the removal of the requirement to aid decision-makers would allay fears.In this way he can discuss current information with his wife and help to allay her fears.Showing her his identity card went some way towards allaying her suspicions.But as if to allay our disappointment, teams of curious sea lions kept popping up near our kayaks.One might well conclude the dismissal was a feint, a hollow gesture to allay perceived public outrage.The government is anxious to allay public fears over the safety of beef.The concessions in the spring parliament of 1340 did not, however, allay the discontent in the countryside.They have not taken the time to allay their own worries and uncertainties.At the conclusion of the Casablanca Conference in January 1943, Roosevelt tried to allay them.
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Verb table
allay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyallay
he, she, itallays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyallayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave allayed
he, she, ithas allayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad allayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill allay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have allayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam allaying
he, she, itis allaying
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you, we, theyare allaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas allaying
you, we, theywere allaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been allaying
he, she, ithas been allaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been allaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be allaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been allaying
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