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- v. To assuage or mitigate; to soften.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To assuage; to soften; to mitigate; to alleviate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To assuage; soften; mitigate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
Latin lenis soft, mild + -fy: compare French lénifier. See lenition. (Wiktionary)