PAL'LIATE, verb transitive [Low Latin pallio, from pallium, a cloke or robe.]
1. To clothe.
2. To cover with excuse; to conceal the enormity of offenses by excuses and apologies; hence, to extenuate; to lessen; to soften by favorable representations; as, to palliate faults, offenses, crimes or vices.
3. To reduce in violence; to mitigate; to lessen or abate; as, to palliate a disease.
PAL'LIATE, adjective Eased; mitigated. [Not used.]