Word:

Sweeten

Sweet´en
v. t.1.To make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea.
[imp. & p. p. Sweetened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sweetening.]
2.To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten friendship.
3.To make mild or kind; to soften; as, to sweeten the temper.
4.To make less painful or laborious; to relieve; as, to sweeten the cares of life.
And sweeten every secret tear.
- Keble.
5.To soften to the eye; to make delicate.
Correggio has made his memory immortal by the strength he has given to his figures, and by sweetening his lights and shadows, and melting them into each other.
- Dryden.
6.To make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter; as, to sweeten rooms or apartments that have been infected; to sweeten the air.
7.To make warm and fertile; - opposed to sour; as, to dry and sweeten soils.
8.To restore to purity; to free from taint; as, to sweeten water, butter, or meat.
v. i.1.To become sweet.
Verb1.sweeten - make sweeter in taste
Antonyms:
acetify, acidify, acidulate, sour - make sour or more sour
2.sweeten - make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable; "sweeten a deal"
allay, alleviate, appease, assuage, bleach, bowdlerize, brighten, candy, clean, clean out, clean up, cleanse, clear out, conciliate, delouse, depurate, deterge, dress up, dry-clean, dulcify, dust, dust off, ease, edulcorate, embellish, embroider, expurgate, freshen, gild, gild the lily, glaze, honey, lighten, lustrate, mitigate, moderate, mollify, mull, palliate, placate, propitiate, purge, purify, reform, saccharify, scavenge, soften, spruce, steam-clean, sugar, sugar off, sugarcoat, sweep out, temper, tidy, whiten, wipe, wipe off, wipe out, wipe up
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sweet-potato whitefly
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sweet-scented geranium
Sweet-scented shrub
sweet-smelling
Sweet-sop
sweet-talk
Sweetbread
sweetbreads
sweetbriar
Sweetbrier
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sweetened
Sweetener
Sweetening
Sweetheart
Sweethearting
sweetie
Sweeting
Sweetish
SweetLambda
sweetleaf
sweetleaf family
Sweetly
Sweetmeat
Sweetness
sweetness and light
sweetpea
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