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1. To lessen the severity of; to extenuate.
2. To cause to seem less serious.
3. To relieve the symptoms of; to ameliorate.
4. To cover by excuses and apologies.
Knowing that these systems have reduced volume in an individual could justify cognitive remediation efforts that will palliate the deficits and allow better adaptation... Link
...modern scientific medicine is relatively powerless against many different tumors, particularly once they have metastasized. It can palliate, but not cure, such advanced tumors. Link
In these grey areas, the decision of whether to resuscitate or palliate hinges on a deeply personal calculation... Link