Palatable vs Palliate - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between palatable and palliate
is that palatable
is pleasing to the taste, tasty while palliate
is (obsolete) cloaked; hidden, concealed.
As a verb palliate is
to relieve the symptoms of; to ameliorate.
Pleasing to the taste, tasty.
- For some instant noodles make a palatable , if not especially nutritious, meal.
- The agreement was palatable to both of them.
* See also
(obsolete) Cloaked; hidden, concealed.
(obsolete) Eased; mitigated; alleviated.
- (Bishop Hall)
- (Bishop Fell)
To relieve the symptoms of; to ameliorate.
* 2009 , Boris Johnson, The Evening Standard , 15 Jan 09:
(obsolete) To hide or disguise.
To cover or disguise the seriousness of (a mistake, offence etc.) by excuses and apologies.
(obsolete) To lessen the severity of; to extenuate, moderate, qualify.
To placate or mollify.
* 2007 , "Looking towards a Brown future", The Guardian , 25 Jan 07:
- And if there are some bankers out there who are still embarrassed by the size of their bonuses, then I propose that they palliate their guilt by giving to the Mayor's Fund for London to help deprived children in London.
- Brown's options for the machinery of Whitehall are constrained, as for all prime ministers, by the need to palliate allies and hug enemies close (John Reid, say).
* Paternoster, Lewis M. and Frager-Stone, Ruth. Three Dimensions of Vocabulary Growth. Second Edition. Amsco School Publications: USA. 1998.