HyperDic: sweeten

English > 2 senses of the word sweeten:
VERBperceptionsweeten, dulcify, edulcorate, dulcoratemake sweeter in taste / taste
changesweetenmake sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable / agreeable
sweeten > pronunciation
Soundsswiy'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > sweeten: 2 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningmake sweeter in taste / taste.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdulcify, edulcorate, dulcorate
Narrowerhoneysweeten with honey
mullheat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink
sugar, saccharifysweeten with sugar
sugarcoat, glaze, candycoat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
Broaderchange tasteAlter the flavor of
Oppositesour, acidify, acidulate, acetifymake sour or more sour
Spanishazucarar, confitar, dulcificarse, edulcorar, endulzarse, endulzar
Catalanconfitar, dulcificar-se, edulcorar, endolcir-se, endolcir, ensucrar
Nounssweeteningthe act of adding a sweetener to food
sweetening, sweetenersomething added to foods to make them taste sweeter
English > sweeten: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable / agreeable.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"sweeten a deal"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishazucarar, confitar, edulcorar, endulzar, suavizar
Catalanconfitar, edulcorar, endolcir-se, endolcir, ensucrar
Nounssweeteneranything that serves as an enticement / enticement
sweeteningan improvement that makes something more agreeable

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