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soften

sof·ten

soften

 
 
pronunciation:
saw fn
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: softened, softening, softens
definition: to make or become soft or softer.
synonyms:
cushion, dim, lower, moderate, mollify, mute, relax, subdue, tone down
antonyms:
coarsen, harden, stiffen, toughen
similar words:
break, melt, tender
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