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Word: soften

soften
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  • verb make (images or sounds) soft or softer
  • verb lessen in force or effect
    Synonyms

    break, damp, dampen, weaken

    Examples
    • soften a shock
    • break a fall
  • verb give in, as to influence or pressure
    Synonyms

    relent, yield

  • verb protect from impact
    Synonyms

    buffer, cushion

    Examples
    • cushion the blow
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    Synonyms

    mince, moderate

    Examples
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears
  • verb make soft or softer
    Examples
    • This liquid will soften your laundry
  • verb become soft or softer
    Examples
    • The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010