(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
(Juggling) To throw and catch each object at least twice.
To allow to leave.
To conceal or make light of a fault or offense
To conceal or gloss over (wrongdoing, for example).
To lose or cause to lose weight, as by dieting or exercise.
So as to be thin:
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To make (a quantity) smaller.
Find another word for extenuate. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for extenuate, like: reduce, lessen, diminish, palliate, qualify, excuse, alleviate, explain away, gloss over, gloze and sleek over.