(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
That serves to mitigate
To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
To lessen or reduce:
To moderate; soften
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
To explain (a fault or offense) in the hope of being forgiven or understood; try to justify:
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
To bestow; to confer.
Find another word for extenuating. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for extenuating, like: diminishing, mitigating, palliating, alleviating, qualifying, lessening, reducing, thinning, slimming, whitewashing and excusing.