—v.t. 1. to tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh: soothing someone's anger; to soothe someone with a hot drink. 2. to mitigate, assuage, or allay, as pain, sorrow, or doubt: to soothe sunburned skin.
—v.i. to exert a soothing influence; bring tranquillity, calm, ease, or comfort.