Sweeten

  • 1 Sweeten — Sweet en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sweetened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweetening}.] [See {Sweet}, a.] 1. To make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea. [1913 Webster] 2. To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sweeten up — ˌsweeten ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they sweeten up he/she/it sweetens up present participle sweetening up past tense …

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  • 3 sweeten — sweet‧en [ˈswiːtn] verb [transitive] to make an offer, suggestion etc seem more attractive in order to encourage someone to accept it: • The airline sweetened its offer to $235 million. • The British auto maker has sweetened its customer… …

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  • 4 Sweeten — is a surname, and may refer to:* Madylin Sweeten (born 1991), American actress * Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten (born 1995), American actors …

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  • 5 Sweeten — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Madylin Sweeten (* 1991), US amerikanische Schauspielerin Sullivan und Sawyer Sweeten (* 1995), US amerikanische Zwillinge und Kinderschauspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …

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  • 6 sweeten — [v1] add sugar add sweetening, candy, candy coat, honey, make sweet, make toothsome, mull, sugar, sugar coat; concept 170 Ant. salt, sour sweeten [v2] make happy; appease alleviate, assuage, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate,… …

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  • 7 Sweeten — Sweet en, v. i. To become sweet. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 sweeten — 1550s, from SWEET (Cf. sweet) (adj.) + verbal ending EN (Cf. en) (1). The M.E. form of the verb was simply sweet, from O.E. swetan …

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  • 9 sweeten — ► VERB 1) make or become sweet or sweeter. 2) make more agreeable or acceptable …

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  • 10 sweeten — [swēt′ n] vt. 1. to make sweet with or as with sugar 2. to make pleasant or agreeable, as to the sense of smell 3. to counteract the acidic condition of (the soil, the stomach, etc.) 4. a) to mollify; appease b) Now Rare to alleviate; ease …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 sweeten — verb a) To make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea. And sweeten every secret tear. . b) To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten friendship. Correggio has made his memory immortal by the strength… …

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  • 12 sweeten — sweet|en [ˈswi:tn] v 1.) [I and T] to make something sweeter, or become sweeter ▪ Sweeten the mixture with a little honey. 2.) [T] also sweeten sb<=>up informal to try to persuade someone to do what you want, by giving them presents or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 sweeten — [[t]swi͟ːt(ə)n[/t]] sweetens, sweetening, sweetened 1) VERB If you sweeten food or drink, you add sugar, honey, or another sweet substance to it. [V n] He liberally sweetened his coffee... [V n with n] The Australians fry their bananas and… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 sweeten — verb 1) sweeten the milk with honey Syn: make sweet, add sugar to, sugar, sugar coat 2) he chewed gum to sweeten his breath Syn: freshen, refresh, purify, deodorize, perfume 3) try to sweete …

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  • 15 sweeten — verb 1 (I, T) to make something sweeter, or become sweeter: Sweeten the mixture with a little honey. 2 also sweeten sb up (T) informal to try to persuade someone to do what you want, by giving them presents or money: We re going to have to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 sweeten — UK [ˈswiːt(ə)n] / US [ˈswɪt(ə)n] verb [transitive] Word forms sweeten : present tense I/you/we/they sweeten he/she/it sweetens present participle sweetening past tense sweetened past participle sweetened 1) to make something taste sweeter by… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 sweeten — verb (sweetened; sweetening) Date: circa 1552 transitive verb 1. to make sweet 2. to soften the mood or attitude of 3. to make less painful or trying 4. to free from a harmful or undesirable quality or substance; especially to remove sulfur… …

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  • 18 sweeten up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sweeten up : present tense I/you/we/they sweeten up he/she/it sweetens up present participle sweetening up past tense sweetened up past participle sweetened up to be especially nice to someone so that they… …

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  • 19 sweeten — tv. to make a bargain or agreement better or more attractive. □ Okay, I’ll sweeten the deal. I’ll throw in a lighted mirror on the visor. □ Sweeten the deal with air, and I’ll buy the car …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 20 sweeten — verb Sweeten is used with these nouns as the object: ↑deal, ↑tea …

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