What does sweeten mean?

Definitions for sweeten
ˈswit nsweet·en

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sweeten.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweeten, dulcify, edulcorate, dulcorateverb

    make sweeter in taste

  2. sweetenverb

    make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable

    "sweeten a deal"

Wiktionary

  1. sweetenverb

    To make sweet to the taste.

    to sweeten tea

  2. sweetenverb

    To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings.

  3. sweetenverb

    To make mild or kind; to soften.

    to sweeten the temper

  4. sweetenverb

    To make less painful or laborious; to relieve.

    to sweeten the cares of life

  5. sweetenverb

    To soften to the eye; to make delicate.

  6. sweetenverb

    To make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter.

  7. sweetenverb

    To make warm and fertile.

    to dry and sweeten soils

  8. sweetenverb

    To restore to purity; to free from taint.

    to sweeten water, butter, or meat

  9. sweetenverb

    To make more attractive;

    to sweeten the deal by increasing the price offered

  10. sweetenverb

    To become sweet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweetenadjective

    to make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

  2. Sweetenadjective

    to make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten friendship

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

  3. Sweetenadjective

    to make mild or kind; to soften; as, to sweeten the temper

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

  4. Sweetenadjective

    to make less painful or laborious; to relieve; as, to sweeten the cares of life

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

  5. Sweetenadjective

    to soften to the eye; to make delicate

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

  6. Sweetenadjective

    to make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter; as, to sweeten rooms or apartments that have been infected; to sweeten the air

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

  7. Sweetenadjective

    to make warm and fertile; -- opposed to sour; as, to dry and sweeten soils

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

  8. Sweetenadjective

    to restore to purity; to free from taint; as, to sweeten water, butter, or meat

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

  9. Sweetenverb

    to become sweet

    Etymology: [See Sweet, a.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweeten in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweeten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sweeten in a Sentence

  1. Mitch Hedberg:

    We're gonna have to sweeten some of these jokes. That’s a showbiz term for “Add sugar to”.

  2. Francis Bacon, Essays (1625):

    Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

  3. Madylin Sweeten:

    This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred, we are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life. He was weeks away from his 20th birthday. At this sensitive time, our family requests privacy and we beg of you to reach out to the ones you love.

  4. Michael Mao:

    If Beijing wants to adjust the April data to sweeten trade talks, it won't work for obvious reasons, if the official data and shipping data don't match, analysts are smart enough to tell that authorities massaged official data.

  5. Francis Quarles:

    Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.

Images & Illustrations of sweeten

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