Posted by: retarigan | October 23, 2015

Word Dictionary [231015]


Word of the day: mitigate
Definition: v.tr. make milder or less intense or severe; moderate (your offer certainly mitigated their hostility).
Synonyms: extenuate, palliate
Etymology: ME f. L mitigare mitigat- f. mitis mild (more…)

pronunciation: ˈmɪtɪɡeɪt

from Oxford: mitigate

v.tr.  make milder or less intense or severe; moderate (your offer certainly mitigated their hostility).
Usage: Often confused with militate.
Phrases and idioms: mitigating circumstances Law circumstances permitting greater leniency.
Derivatives: mitigable adj.  mitigation n. mitigator n.  mitigatory adj.
Etymology: ME f. L mitigare mitigat- f. mitis mild

from Wordnet: mitigate

v 1: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; “The circumstances extenuate the crime” [syn: extenuate, palliate]
  2: make less severe or harsh [syn: moderate]

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