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sweeten

sweet·en

sweeten

 
 
pronunciation:
swi tn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sweetened, sweetening, sweetens
definition 1: to cause to be sweet or sweeter, esp. in taste.
definition 2: to make kinder or more pleasant in temperament; soften.
definition 3: to make more pleasant or satisfying.
definition 4: (informal) to add to the value of.
The bidders will sweeten their offer.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become sweet or sweeter.
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derivation: sweetener (n.)