Mitigate Mit"i*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mitigated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mitigating}.] [L. mitigatus, p. p. of mitigare to soften, mitigate; mitis mild, soft + the root of agere to do, drive.] 1. To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief. [1913 Webster]

2. To make mild and accessible; to mollify; -- applied to persons. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This opinion . . . mitigated kings into companions. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To alleviate; assuage; allay. See {Alleviate}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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