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

 

Hyponyms: mellow, macerate, mollify, deafen, dampen, deaden, damp, muffle, mute, dull, tone down, truckle

 

Derivational Morphology: softening, softener, weakener, damper, moderation, buffer, fender, shock absorber, shock, cushion, padding, cushioning

 

 
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