Associations to the word «Mitigate»

Wiktionary

MITIGATE, verb. (transitive) To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
MITIGATE, verb. (transitive) To downplay.

Dictionary definition

MITIGATE, verb. Lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime".
MITIGATE, verb. Make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats