Definition of sweeten
sweeteningplay \ˈswēt-niŋ, ˈswē-tən-iŋ\
1 : to make sweet
2 : to soften the mood or attitude of
3 : to make less painful or trying
4 : to free from a harmful or undesirable quality or substance; especially : to remove sulfur compounds from <sweeten natural gas>
5 : to make more valuable or attractive <sweeten the deal>: such 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)
: to become sweet
sweetenerplay \ˈswēt-nər, ˈswē-tən-ər\ noun
Examples of sweeten in a sentence
He sweetened his cereal a little.
He sweetened the deal with a large signing bonus.
First Known Use of sweeten
SWEETEN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of sweeten for Students
: to make or become sweet or sweeter
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