soothe (v.) Old form(s): sooth'd
flatter, praise, sweet-talk
Cor II.ii.71[Coriolanus to Brutus] You soothed not, therefore hurt not
Cor III.i.69[Coriolanus to all, of the citizens] In soothing them we nourish 'gainst our Senate / The cockle of rebellion
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