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1 soften

Make (images or sounds) soft or softer.

Roget 834: relieve, ease, alleviate, mitigate, palliate, soothe; salve; soften, soften down; foment, stupe, poultice; assuage, allay.    ... show more

2 soften

Lessen in force or effect:
— Soften a shock.

synonyms: break, damp, dampen, weaken.

Roget 174: be moderate etc. adj.; keep within bounds, keep within compass; sober down, settle down; keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail.    moderate, soften, mitigate, ... show more

3 soften

Give in, as to influence or pressure.

synonyms: relent, yield.

Roget 324: render soft etc. adj.; soften, mollify, mellow, relax, temper; mash, knead, squash.    bend, yield, relent, ... show more

Roget 914: pity; have pity, show pity, take pity etc. n.; commiserate, compassionate; condole etc. 915; sympathize; feel for, ... show more

Dutch: oplossen, verslappen, verzachten

4 soften

Protect from impact.

synonyms: buffer, cushion.

5 soften

Make less severe or harsh.

synonyms: mince, moderate.

6 soften

Make soft or softer.

7 soften

Become soft or softer.


Roget 937: vindication, justification, warrant; exoneration, exculpation; acquittal etc. 970; whitewashing.    extenuation; palliation, palliative; softening, mitigation.    ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abate, absorb the shock, adjust to, affect, agree, allay, alleviate, allow for, alter, anesthetize, appease, assent, assuage, attemper, baffle, bank the fire, benumb, blunt, blur, box in ... show more.

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