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Soften

Sof´ten
v. t.1.To make soft or more soft.
[imp. & p. p. Softened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Softening.]
2.To render less hard; - said of matter.
Their arrow's point they soften in the flame.
- Gay.
3.To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.
4.To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.
5.To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.
Music can soften pain to ease.
- Pope.
6.To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.
7.To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.
8.To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.
9.To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.
v. i.1.To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.
Verb1.soften - make (images or sounds) soft or softer
Antonyms:
sharpen - make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper
2.soften - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
Synonyms: damp, weaken, dampen, break
3.soften - give in, as to influence or pressure
Synonyms: relent, yield
4.soften - protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
Synonyms: cushion, buffer
5.soften - make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
Synonyms: mince, moderate
6.soften - make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"
Antonyms:
harden, indurate - make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter"
7.soften - become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
Antonyms:
harden, indurate - become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"
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