make (images or sounds) soft or softer
dampen, damp, soften, weaken, breakverb
lessen in force or effect
"soften a shock"; "break a fall"
yield, relent, softenverb
give in, as to influence or pressure
cushion, buffer, softenverb
protect from impact
"cushion the blow"
mince, soften, moderateverb
make less severe or harsh
"He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
make soft or softer
"This liquid will soften your laundry"
become soft or softer
"The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
To make something soft or softer.
Soften the butter before beating in the sugar.
To undermine the morale of someone (often soften up).
Before the invasion, we softened up the enemy with the artillery.
To make less harsh
Having second thoughts, I softened my criticism.
To become soft or softer
The butter softened as it warmed up.
to make soft or more soft
to render less hard; -- said of matter
to mollify; to make less fierce or intractable
to palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault
to compose; to mitigate; to assuage
to make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality
to make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture
to make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury
to make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice
to become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate
The numerical value of soften in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of soften in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Inventory-to-sales ratios are at historic lows, record numbers of small businesses complain of tight inventories, ports are congested, and shortages of semiconductor chips and new/used cars are driving prices higher, we expect goods inflation to soften by year end as demand levels off and production rebounds, but wages may continue to climb.
Feeling sorry for oneself, demonstrate the way of realizing its tragedies and mistakes of a life that may soften the burden of the pain, to look forward, with the best efforts. Indeed, sorry is a confession, not the wasting of time.
Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
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- blødgøre, blødgøresDanish
- suavizar, ablandarse, ablandarSpanish
- ammorbidire, addolcire, rendere malleabile, ammorbidirsi, rendere arrendevoleItalian
- suavizar, amolecerPortuguese
- înmuia, muiaRomanian
- смягчиться, размягчить, размягчаться, смягчать, размягчать, размягчиться, смягчить, смягчатьсяRussian
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