What does sweetener mean?

Definitions for sweetener
ˈswit n ərsweet·en·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweetening, sweetenernoun

    something added to foods to make them taste sweeter

  2. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetenernoun

    anything that serves as an enticement

Wiktionary

  1. sweetenernoun

    a food additive that sweetens, especially an artificial substitute for sugar

  2. sweetenernoun

    something added as an inducement or incentive; a kickback

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sweetenernoun

    Etymology: from sweeten.

    But you who, till your fortune’s made,
    Must be a sweet’ner by your trade,
    Must swear he never meant us ill. Jonathan Swift.

    Those softners, sweetners, and compounders, shake their heads so strongly, that we can hear their pockets jingle. Jonathan Swift.

    Powder of crabs eyes and claws, and burnt egg-shells are prescribed as sweetners of any sharp humours. William Temple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweetenernoun

    one who, or that which, sweetens; one who palliates; that which moderates acrimony

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweetener in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweetener in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sweetener in a Sentence

  1. Tomoaki Iwai:

    The central government always just talks about security and the U.S.-Japan alliance, giving the sense they aren't thinking seriously about Okinawa's benefit, there is a sense of money being used as a sweetener.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

  3. Avery Ng:

    Hong Kong is facing a structural problem, unless we have true universal suffrage, and can use our surpluses to have genuine reform in terms of the social welfare system as well as the education system...a one-time sweetener won't help alleviate the anger of Hong Kong people.

  4. Johnny Galecki:

    Early on, Bobby and Jordan Horowitz (another of the film’s producers) bonded over the idea of using practical effects, nobody has anything against CGI as an additive. I think we all see the benefit of digital effects. But I think audiences have missed seeing these puppets, I think they miss seeing the sweat and the fingerprints. We used CGI as a sweetener, very, very subtly, in expressions in the eyes and things of that nature. Otherwise, we had real puppeteers there, whether they were under the table with their hand in the puppet or whether they were within the puppet, as the creatures grow bigger. It was a blast; it was really fun. Oddly, when you spend 12 hours a day with these puppets, they become little personalities. They just feel like fellow castmates, as absurd as that sounds.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    I think this argument between him and the Wall Street Journal over what is essentially two percent of the rate, I think it's slightly overexaggerated. It's not going to make any difference in the real world if there's a one or two percent lower rate, and I think what's he's doing is trying to win votes with the sweetener of the child tax credit, there's nothing wrong with that. And it's true that a pudding has to have a theme, but a tax plan doesn't have to have a theme. The theme here is that you're lowering the rate, particularly on the corporate side. You're lowering the tax on investment and return, capital gains, which is what everybody on the right has always said is the engine to drive growth. So, you've got very serious pro-growth elements in here, and you've got a sweetener for the child tax credit, that that's a rejection of Reaganism I find slightly over the top.

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