HyperDic: mitigate

English > 2 senses of the word mitigate:
VERBcommunicationmitigate, extenuate, palliatelessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
changemitigatemake less severe or harsh
mitigate > pronunciation
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English > mitigate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaninglessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsextenuate, palliate
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderapologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
Spanishatenuar, mitigar, paliar, remediar
Catalanatenuar, mitigar, pal·liar, remeiar
Adjectivesmitigative, mitigatorymoderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
Nounsmitigationto act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
mitigationa partial excuse to mitigate censure
English > mitigate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake less severe or harsh.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Narrowerrelieve, lightenalleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Adjectivesmitigablecapable of being alleviated
mitigative, mitigatorymoderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
Nounsmitigationa partial excuse to mitigate censure

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