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. Karsten Nohl:

    Not only are these vulnerabilities more general, they are also much harder to mitigate, because it is not a mistake, it is how these things are programmed to work.

  2. Vaile Wright:

    It's not inevitable that people with chronic stress will have negative outcomes, if you can identify the things that are in your control and then engage in healthy behaviors, you can mitigate some of that stress.

  3. Gerry Alfonso:

    There seem to be considerable expectations of further economic stimulus, which could mitigate some deflationary pressures.

  4. Han Tan:

    While the resumption of trade talks appears to mitigate any near-term deterioration in US-China tensions, prudent investors will not get carried away, seeing as a meaningful deal still seems a long way off.

  5. Michael Turpin:

    A good risk manager first seeks to identify all risks, then eliminate and mitigate those practices that might give rise to a claim.

Images & Illustrations of mitigate

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