What does mitigate mean?

Definitions for mitigate
ˈmɪt ɪˌgeɪtmit·i·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extenuate, palliate, mitigate(verb)

    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

    "The circumstances extenuate the crime"

  2. mitigate(verb)

    make less severe or harsh

    "mitigating circumstances"


  1. mitigate(Verb)

    To reduce, lessen, or decrease.

  2. mitigate(Verb)

    To downplay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mitigate(verb)

    to make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief

  2. Mitigate(verb)

    to make mild and accessible; to mollify; -- applied to persons

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mitigate

    mit′i-gāt, v.t. to make more easily borne: to lessen the severity of: to temper: to reduce in amount (as evil).—adjs. Mit′igable, that can be mitigated; Mit′igant, mitigating.—n. Mitigā′tion, act of mitigating: alleviation: abatement.—adjs. Mit′igative, Mit′igatory, tending to mitigate: soothing.—n. Mit′igator, one who mitigates. [L. mitigāre, -atummitis, mild.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mitigate

    To diminish the severity of; as, to mitigate punishment; to reduce in amount of severity, as a penalty. See Appendix, Articles of War, 112.

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How to say mitigate in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mitigate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mitigate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mitigate in a Sentence

  1. Vedprakash Mishra:

    We don’t compromise and mitigate on the requirements.

  2. Ben Reed:

    We have the technologies to mitigate any potential threats.

  3. Alejandra Palacios:

    We didn't think they were strong enough to mitigate the risks.

  4. Bruce Thomson:

    So that will mitigate some of the effects of the contamination.

  5. David Becker:

    Erin Weir would certainly mitigate some of the crime that Erin Weir see.

Images & Illustrations of mitigate

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