Associations to the word «Soften»


SOFTEN, verb. (transitive) To make something soft or softer.
SOFTEN, verb. (transitive) To undermine the morale of someone (often soften up).
SOFTEN, verb. (transitive) To make less harsh
SOFTEN, verb. (intransitive) To become soft or softer
SOFTEN UP, verb. To make softer.
SOFTEN UP, verb. (by extension) (idiomatic) To appease someone in order to make them more receptive to an idea or proposal.

Dictionary definition

SOFTEN, verb. Make (images or sounds) soft or softer.
SOFTEN, verb. Lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall".
SOFTEN, verb. Give in, as to influence or pressure.
SOFTEN, verb. Protect from impact; "cushion the blow".
SOFTEN, verb. Make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears".
SOFTEN, verb. Make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry".
SOFTEN, verb. Become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.