Verb(1) make (images or sounds(2) lessen in force or effect(3) give in, as to influence or pressure(4) protect from impact(5) make less severe or harsh(6) make soft or softer(7) become soft or softer
(1) Despite his ill temper, however, every day that he spends in the calm atmosphere of the peaceful village seems to soften him.(2) let the vegetables soften over a low heat(3) a major injection of private cash could soften the blow for the taxpayer(4) If you are not satisfied with some part of the product, you only need to sprinkle a little water to soften the clay.(5) If the chocolate starts to firm, soften over the heated water again.(6) If you are using leaf gelatin, put the sheets in cold water to soften .(7) plant extracts to soften and moisturize the skin(8) We decided to only soften the water that would be heated, since there were no other quality issues with hardness in the cold tap water.(9) If writing to ask for extra money, he would sometimes include a mathematical theorem for possible use in exams to soften his father up.(10) But what you should try and find out about is what kind of agents have been added to harden or soften the tap water, as it affects the taste.(11) To soften the water, the maid Kikuno would enter the tub first to ├ö├ç├┐massage or knead the water├ö├ç├û.(12) We're hoping that maybe you can soften him just enough that he will tell us at least something of what we need to know.(13) Something sharp and dangerous transformed his face, his expression going from that of a parent trying to soften a blow to a dark anger.(14) Apply the solution to the brick; allow it to soften paint; and remove with scraper and stiff bristle brush.(15) The most common way to soften household water is to use a water softener.(16) Before planting, soak seeds overnight in warm water to soften and speed germination.
(1) soften up :: versag up
1. alleviate ::
2. die down ::
3. buffer ::
4. mince ::
5. damp ::
6. yield ::
1. fortify ::
Different Formssoften, softened, softener, softeners, softening, softens
Word Example from TV Shows
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She did SOFTEN your life, didn't she?
The Big Bang Theory Season 9, Episode 10
...in an attempt to SOFTEN
a thinly veiled insult.
The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 4
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