|Origin:||sothian 'to prove the truth', from soth 'true'|
to make someone feel calmer and less anxious, upset, or angry:
Lucy soothed the baby by rocking it in her arms.
She made a cup of tea to soothe her nerves.
2 also soothe something ↔ away
to make a pain become less severe, or slowly disappear:
I bought some lozenges to soothe my sore throat.
Massage can gently soothe away your aches and pains.
gentle, soothing music