To make appear less serious or offensive; excuse; extenuate
To mitigate or lessen.
To make suitable, desirable, or free from excess by mingling with something else; reduce in intensity, esp. by the admixture of some other quality; moderate; assuage; mollify
(--- Now Rare) To alleviate; ease
To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
To reduce in intensity; slacken:
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To quiet; allay
To stop from being angry; appease; pacify; mollify
To calm or soothe (a feeling, such as anger).
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To reduce the strain, tension, or pressure of or on; loosen; slacken
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
To calm means to soothe and pacify someone to make him free of stress, or to become free of stress yourself.
To lessen or reduce:
To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen:
To ease physically; relieve:
To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
To make or become worse
The definition of irritate is to aggravate or annoy, or to cause itchiness, inflammation or discomfort in or on the body.
To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
Find another word for mitigating. In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for mitigating, like: palliating, extenuating, tempering, sweetening, soothing, softening, relieving, relaxing, reducing, quelling and placating.