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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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