Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make or become smooth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make smooth; smooth.

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

  • transitive verb obsolete To make smooth.

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

  • verb To make smooth.
  • verb To become smooth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb become smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
  • verb make (a surface) shine

Etymologies

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From smooth +‎ -en.

Examples

  • If my original photo is too grainy due to poor lighting, I reduce the noise aka smoothen my skin.

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  • The External Affairs Minister also made it clear that anti-India tirade by Hafeez Saeed and other Jihadi leaders would not not "smoothen" Indo-Pak ties.

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  • Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said that though the central bank is monitoring the foreign-exchange market, it would intervene only to smoothen volatility that threatens economic stability.

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  • "This will help smoothen volatilities in the weekly data and also give us time to verify the price inputs that come in each week," said the official, who asked not to be named.

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  • I mean its hard to use againg make-up to make them only slightly younger so they plan to make them look older than their thirties and then they are using CGI and camera editing to smoothen out the looks.

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  • Since no one can accurately predict oil prices, long-term investors should make only a small allocation, of 5% or less, to oil or oil-related securities as a way to smoothen volatility in their portfolios.

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  • India's central bank will maintain its traditional policy of exchange rate management, intervening only to smoothen out excessive volatility, Mr. Subbarao said.

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  • Then this older researcher suggested me to try to smoothen the relationship with the Austrian, so that this older researcher can actually work on softening my supervisor.

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  • The Reserve Bank of India, which says foreign exchange rates should move in coordination with a country's economic fundamentals to keep tensions in global currency markets in check, traditionally intervenes only to smoothen excessive volatility as its foreign exchange management strategy.

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  • Then this older researcher suggested me to try to smoothen the relationship with the Austrian, so that this older researcher can actually work on softening my supervisor.

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