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To lose definition; become blurred or indistinguishable:
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  1. To lose definition; become blurred or indistinguishable:
  2. To become liquid; melt:
  3. To make a transition between shots in a cinematic work using a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears.
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
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  1. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
  2. (Archaic) To make little of; belittle.
  3. (Intransitive) To become less.
To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.
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  1. To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.
  2. (Intransitive) To become smaller.
  3. To take away; to subtract.
(Intransitive) To fall apart, break up into parts.
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  1. (Intransitive) To fall apart, break up into parts.
  2. To lose cohesion or unity:
  3. To become reduced to components, fragments, or particles.
To become liquid or semiliquid; melt
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  1. To become liquid or semiliquid; melt
  2. To become warm enough for snow and ice to melt.
  3. To get rid of the chill, stiffness, etc. resulting from extreme cold
To change from a solid to a liquid state by heating or being heated with sufficient energy at the melting point.
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  1. To change from a solid to a liquid state by heating or being heated with sufficient energy at the melting point.
  2. (Obsolete) To be overcome or crushed, as by grief, dismay, or fear.
  3. To become softened in feeling:
To serve as a moderator
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  1. To serve as a moderator
  2. To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain
  3. To become moderate
To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
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  1. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
  2. To cause to have a fixed purpose; determine
  3. To give in; yield
To place in the hands of; pass:
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  1. To place in the hands of; pass:
  2. To accord or tender to another:
  3. (Slang) To abandon a claim, fight, etc.; give in or give up
To give up willingly a right, position, privilege, etc.
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  1. To give up willingly a right, position, privilege, etc.
  2. To give forth a natural product; be productive.
  3. To give up; surrender; submit
To rest from effort, worry, or work, as by lying down, engaging in recreation, etc.
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  1. To rest from effort, worry, or work, as by lying down, engaging in recreation, etc.
  2. To take one's ease; rest.
  3. To release from intense concentration, hard work, worry, etc.; give rest to
(Obs.) To melt
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  1. (Obs.) To melt
  2. To become more lenient, compassionate, or forgiving.
  3. To become less severe or intense; slacken:
To make less intense, severe, or violent
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  1. To make less intense, severe, or violent
  2. To soothe the temper of; pacify; appease
  3. (Archaic) To reduce the rigidity of; soften.
To make or become mellow
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  1. To make or become mellow
To satisfy or slake (thirst, appetite, etc.)
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  1. To satisfy or slake (thirst, appetite, etc.)
  2. To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
  3. To lessen (pain, distress, etc.); allay
To make or become moist.
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  1. To make or become moist.
  2. (Intransitive) To become moist or moister.
(Gram.) To limit the meaning of; qualify
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  1. (Gram.) To limit the meaning of; qualify
  2. To limit or reduce slightly; moderate
  3. To change or alter; esp., to change slightly or partially in character, form, etc.
To alleviate the symptoms of a disease or disorder.
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  1. To alleviate the symptoms of a disease or disorder.
  2. To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
  3. To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
To pacify or quiet, esp. by giving in to the demands of
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  1. To pacify or quiet, esp. by giving in to the demands of
  2. To satisfy, relieve, or assuage:
  3. To placate or attempt to placate (a threatening nation, for example) by granting concessions, often at the expense of principle.
To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
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  1. To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
  2. To strengthen through experience or hardship; toughen:
  3. To be or become tempered
To change the strength or flavor of (a liquid, etc.)
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  1. To change the strength or flavor of (a liquid, etc.)
  2. To be or become qualified, as by meeting requirements
  3. To render deserving of a descriptor by having or enumerating certain necessary characteristics:
To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
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  1. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
  2. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
  3. To weaken; undermine:
To make (meat) tender by using a process or adding a substance that softens tissues
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  1. To make (meat) tender by using a process or adding a substance that softens tissues
To deprive of strength; make feeble.
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  1. To deprive of strength; make feeble.
To make or become weak or weaker
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  1. To make or become weak or weaker
  2. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
Intentional and premeditated, of an act performed with prior planning; with full consideration and thoroughly, as in “with all deliberate speed.”
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  1. Intentional and premeditated, of an act performed with prior planning; with full consideration and thoroughly, as in “with all deliberate speed.”
  2. To consider (a matter) carefully and often slowly, as by weighing alternatives.
  3. The process by which jurors determine the outcome of a case.
To mix (crushed malt, etc.) in hot water for making wort
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  1. To mix (crushed malt, etc.) in hot water for making wort
  2. (Chiefly Southern & South Midland US) To apply pressure to; press.
  3. To change into a soft or uniform mass by beating, crushing, etc.
To press, rub, or squeeze with the hands; massage
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  1. To press, rub, or squeeze with the hands; massage
  2. To squeeze, press, or roll with the hands, as in massaging:
  3. To mix and work (dough, clay, etc.) into a pliable mass by folding over, pressing, and squeezing, usually with the hands
To reduce pressure; to become less serious
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(Obs.) To melt
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  1. (Obs.) To melt
  2. To become more lenient, compassionate, or forgiving.
  3. To become less severe or intense; slacken:
To become less active, intense, brisk, etc.
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  1. To become less active, intense, brisk, etc.
  2. To become less tense; loosen, as rope
  3. (Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
To make or become weak or weaker
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  1. To make or become weak or weaker
  2. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
To produce a return for effort or investment:
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  1. To produce a return for effort or investment:
  2. To produce or bear
  3. To produce
To preside over:
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  1. To preside over:
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
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  1. To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
  2. To soften or muffle the sound of (a musical instrument, etc.) as with a mute
To be or become qualified, as by meeting requirements
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  1. To be or become qualified, as by meeting requirements
  2. To render deserving of a descriptor by having or enumerating certain necessary characteristics:
  3. To moderate; soften
To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
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  1. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
  2. To bring (a country) under control by force.
  3. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
To make less intense; soften; dull
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  1. To make less intense; soften; dull
  2. To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state:
  3. (Intransitive) to become tame
To strengthen through experience or hardship; toughen:
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  1. To strengthen through experience or hardship; toughen:
  2. To be or become tempered
  3. To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
To pacify or quiet, esp. by giving in to the demands of
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  1. To pacify or quiet, esp. by giving in to the demands of
  2. To calm, soothe, or quiet (someone):
  3. To satisfy, relieve, or assuage:
To satisfy or slake (thirst, appetite, etc.)
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  1. To satisfy or slake (thirst, appetite, etc.)
  2. To appease or calm:
  3. To calm (passion, anger, etc.); pacify
To make or become calm or quiet:
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  1. To make or become calm or quiet:
To gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly acts
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  1. To gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly acts
  2. To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease.
  3. To regain or try to regain (friendship or goodwill) by pleasant behavior.
To sweeten
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  1. To sweeten
  2. To make agreeable or gentle; mollify.
  3. To remove salty or acidic flavors with a sweetener
To tame or break (a horse).
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  1. To tame or break (a horse).
  2. To soothe, as by stroking; pacify.
  3. To calm or soothe as by stroking
(Archaic) To reduce the rigidity of; soften.
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  1. (Archaic) To reduce the rigidity of; soften.
  2. To soothe the temper of; pacify; appease
  3. To calm the anger of; soothe or appease.
To establish or secure peace in (a nation, etc.)
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  1. To establish or secure peace in (a nation, etc.)
  2. To ease the anger or agitation of (a person or the mind, for example).
  3. To calm or soothe (a feeling, such as anger).
To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease.
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  1. To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease.
  2. To stop from being angry; appease; pacify; mollify
To gain or regain the goodwill or favor of; appease:
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  1. To gain or regain the goodwill or favor of; appease:
  2. To cause to become favorably inclined; win or regain the good will of; appease or conciliate
To calm or placate (a person, for example).
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  1. To calm or placate (a person, for example).
  2. To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
  3. To ease or relieve (pain, for example).
To make more attractive; said of offers in negotiations.
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  1. To make more attractive; said of offers in negotiations.
  2. To restore to purity; to free from taint.
  3. (--- Now Rare) To alleviate; ease
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