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English verb: mitigate

1. mitigate (communication) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

SamplesThe circumstances extenuate the crime.

Synonymsextenuate, palliate

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalise, rationalize

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. mitigate (change) make less severe or harsh

SamplesMitigating circumstances.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify

Narrower (hyponym)lighten, relieve

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