sweeten

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verb sweet·en \ˈswē-tən\

Definition of sweeten

sweetened

sweetening

play \ˈswēt-niŋ, ˈswē-tən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make sweet

  3. 2 :  to soften the mood or attitude of

  4. 3 :  to make less painful or trying

  5. 4 :  to free from a harmful or undesirable quality or substance; especially :  to remove sulfur compounds from <sweeten natural gas>

  6. 5 :  to make more valuable or attractive <sweeten the deal>: asa :  to increase (a pot not won on the previous deal) by anteing prior to another dealb :  to place additional securities as collateral for (a loan)

  7. intransitive verb
  8. :  to become sweet

sweetener

play \ˈswēt-nər, ˈswē-tən-ər\ noun

Examples of sweeten in a sentence

  1. He sweetened his cereal a little.

  2. He sweetened the deal with a large signing bonus.

Circa 1552

First Known Use of sweeten

circa 1552



SWEETEN Defined for English Language Learners

sweeten

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verb sweet·en \ˈswē-tən\

Definition of sweeten for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) sweet or sweeter in taste

  • : to make (something) more valuable or attractive


SWEETEN Defined for Kids

sweeten

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verb sweet·en \ˈswē-tən\

Definition of sweeten for Students

sweetened

sweetening

  1. :  to make or become sweet or sweeter



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