Question 82

Select the synonym for the word underlined in the statement given below:

A range of Industrial and investment commitments were made by the leaders to assuage public concern and win votes.


The word "assuage" means to make an unpleasant feeling less intense or to satisfy a desire or need. Synonyms of "assuage" include alleviate, ease, relieve, mitigate, and soothe. Among the given options, "alleviate" is the synonym of "assuage". "Force" means to make someone do something against their will, "aggravate" means to make a problem or situation worse, and "accentuate" means to emphasize or highlight something.
The answer is option D.

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