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  Dictionary Definition of soothe

soothe
verb, soothed, soothing.

-- verb (t)
1. to tranquillise or calm, as a person, the feelings, etc.; relieve, comfort, or refresh.
2. to mitigate, assuage, or allay, as pain, sorrow, doubt, etc.
-- verb (i)
3. to exert a soothing influence; bring tranquillity, calm, ease, or comfort.
[ME sothe, OE sothian, from soth SOOTH, adjective ]
-- soother, noun -- soothing, adjective noun -- soothingly, adverb