2. To assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by compliance; to please with blandishments or soft
words; to flatter.
Good, my lord, soothe him, let him take the fellow.Shak.
I've tried the force of every reason on him,Addison.
Soothed and caressed, been angry, soothed again.
3. To assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows.
Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,Congreve.
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
Though the sound of FameByron.
May for a moment soothe, it can not slake
The fever of vain longing.
Syn. To soften; assuage; allay; compose; mollify; tranquilize; pacify; mitigate.
(Sooth"er) n. One who, or that which, soothes.
(Sooth"fast`) a. [Sooth + fast, that is, fast or firm with respect to truth.] Firmly fixed in, or
founded upon, the thruth; true; genuine; real; also, truthful; faithful. [Archaic] Sooth"fast`ness, n. [Archaic]
"In very soothfastness." Chaucer.
Why do not you . . . bear leal and soothfast evidence in her behalf, as ye may with a clear conscience!Sir W. Scott.
(Sooth"fast`), adv. Soothly; really; in fact. [Archaic]
I care not if the pomps you showEmerson.
Be what they soothfast appear.
(Sooth"ing) a. & n. from Soothe, v.
(Sooth"ing*ly), adv. In a soothing manner.
(Sooth"ly) adv. In truth; truly; really; verily. [Obs.] "Soothly for to say." Chaucer.
(Sooth"ness), n. Truth; reality. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Sooth"say`) v. i. [Sooth + say; properly to say truth, tell the truth.] To foretell; to predict.
"You can not soothsay." Shak. "Old soothsaying Glaucus' spell." Milton.
1. A true saying; a proverb; a prophecy. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. Omen; portent. Having
God turn the same to good soothsay.Spenser.
1. One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a prognosticator.
2. (Zoöl.) A mantis.
1. A true saying; truth. [Obs.]