Synonyms and Antonyms of deodorize

  1. to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses <the propaganda film attempts to deodorize the dictator's history of human rights abuses> Synonyms palliate, excuse, explain away, extenuate, gloss (over), gloze (over), whitewashRelated Words sugarcoat, varnish; apologize, atone, confess; account (for), explain, justify, rationalize; minimize, play down, soft-pedal; alleviate, ease, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, soften, temper; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate

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