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mitigate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mitigate

  1. to make more bearable or less severe this medicine should mitigate the pain until the strained muscle heals itself Synonyms of mitigate allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, help, mollify, palliate, relieve, sootheWords Related to mitigate abate, lighten, moderate, soften, temper; cure, heal, remedy; amend, correct, emend, fix, mend, rectify, reform, repair; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refineNear Antonyms of mitigate harm, hurt, impair, injure; heighten, intensify, sharpenAntonyms of mitigate aggravate, exacerbate

Synonym Discussion of mitigate

relieve, alleviate, lighten, assuage, mitigate, allay mean to make something less grievous. relieve implies a lifting of enough of a burden to make it tolerable.
    • took an aspirin to relieve the pain
alleviate implies temporary or partial lessening of pain or distress.
    • the lotion alleviated the itching
lighten implies reducing a burdensome or depressing weight.
    • good news would lighten our worries
assuage implies softening or sweetening what is harsh or disagreeable.
    • ocean breezes assuaged the intense heat
mitigate suggests a moderating or countering of the effect of something violent or painful.
    • the need to mitigate barbaric laws
allay implies an effective calming or soothing of fears or alarms.
    • allayed their fears


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