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soften

verb (v)

  • make (images or sounds) soft or softer (verb.perception)
    Antonym: sharpen
    source: wordnet30
  • lessen in force or effect (verb.change)
    Synonym: break, damp, dampen, weaken
    Example:
    Soften a shock.
    source: wordnet30
  • give in, as to influence or pressure (verb.stative)
    Synonym: relent, yield
    Antonym: remain firm, stand
    source: wordnet30
  • protect from impact (verb.contact)
    Synonym: buffer, cushion
    source: wordnet30
  • make less severe or harsh (verb.communication)
    Synonym: mince, mitigate, moderate
    source: wordnet30
  • make soft or softer (verb.change)
    Example:
    This liquid will soften your laundry.
    source: wordnet30
  • become soft or softer (verb.change)
    Antonym: harden, indurate
    Example:
    The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it.
    source: wordnet30
  • To make soft or more soft. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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