from The Century Dictionary.

  • To become mild; grow less severe, stringent, or intense; soften: as, the weather gradually mildens.
  • To render mild, in any sense; make less severe, stringent, or intense; soften.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make mild, or milder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make or become mild or milder.


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  • There was more wet in the air and it seemed likely to both men that the weather would "milden" toward afternoon and make the going safer.

    Ethan Frome

  • Hinter diesem Gedanken, der ein wenig misanthropisch vorkommen mag, hört man deutlich den milden und klugen Humor, der Ihr ganzes schriftstellerisches Werk durchströmt.

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2002 - Presentation Speech

  • From the narrative it was possible to divine that Darvid had shown at first an inclination to milden the demands on his son, but afterward despotic habits and practical views had won the victory.

    The Argonauts


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