PAL'LIATE, v.t. [Low L. 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, a. Eased; mitigated. [Not used.]