What does the word mitigate mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To render milder; alleviate; assuage.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Mitigater.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Mitigative.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Mitigable.

Usage examples for mitigate

  1. There was a feeble little sister, whose patient, suffering face demanded constant love and care to mitigate the weariness of a life of pain. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  2. When the heart- rending intelligence reached us of the event that has filled our souls with grief and dismay, we felt that no language could relieve our distress or mitigate our sorrow. – An Address Delivered At The Interment Of Mrs. Harriet Storrs, Consort Of Rev. Richard S. Storrs, Braintree, Mass. July 11, 1834. by John Codman
  3. But I gathered that comparatively few of Anne's most influential colleagues were in sympathy with her efforts to mitigate the horrors that surrounded us. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside