soften


soften

verb

Definition of SOFTEN

1
to diminish the physical strength of <three weeks of being sick in bed had noticeably softened her>
Antonyms beef (up), fortify, strengthen
2
to lessen the shock of <had tried to soften the blow of her rejection to his marriage proposal>
Synonyms buffer, gentle, soften
Near Antonyms heighten, intensify, sharpen

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