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Definition of 'soften'

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Verb

  1. make (images or sounds) soft or softer
       Antonyms: sharpen
  2. lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
       Synonyms: dampen damp weaken break
  3. give in, as to influence or pressure
       Synonyms: yield relent
       Antonyms: stand remain firm
  4. protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
       Synonyms: cushion buffer
  5. make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
       Synonyms: mince moderate
  6. make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"
       Antonyms: harden indurate
  7. become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
       Antonyms: harden indurate


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