HyperDic: mitigation

English > 3 senses of the word mitigation:
NOUNactmitigation, extenuation, palliationto act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
communicationmitigation, extenuationa partial excuse to mitigate censure
actmitigation, moderationthe action of lessening in severity or intensity
mitigation > pronunciation
Soundsmih.tihgey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > mitigation: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningTo act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious.
Synonymsextenuation, palliation
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
Spanishatenuación, extenuación, mitigación
Catalanatenuació, extenuació, mitigació
Verbsmitigatelessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
English > mitigation: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances.
Synonymextenuation
Broaderexcuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justificationA defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
Verbsmitigatemake less severe or harsh
mitigatelessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
English > mitigation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe action of lessening in severity or intensity.
Synonymmoderation
NarrowerabatementThe act of abating
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
Spanishmoderación
Catalanmoderació

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