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Definitions and Synonyms of mitigate | Another word for mitigate | What is mitigate?

Definition 1: make less severe or harsh - [verb of change]

Samples where mitigate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mitigating circumstances

(mitigate is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of mitigate ) alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive

"relieve the pressure and the stress" "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"

Definition 2: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of - [verb of communication]

Samples where mitigate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The circumstances extenuate the crime

Synonyms for mitigate in the sense of this definition

(mitigate is a kind of ...) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

"rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior" "he rationalized his lack of success"

(mitigate belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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