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Definition of Mitigate

Mitigate

  1. To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief.
  2. To make mild and accessible; to mollify; -- applied to persons.

Mitigate Quotations

There are lots of things, including changing the kind of inner dialog, that can mitigate anxiety. And yes, there are people who have the glass half full and glass half empty, and I'm afraid the glass is going to break and I'll cut myself on the shards.
Scott Stossel

Ascetics and fakirs come to mitigate human suffering; to heal us and lead us on the path. They put up with criticism; they go through many worldly trials. Some of them have even become martyrs for our sake. But they have done all this with a smile and with gratitude to God. Hence sacrifice is a great virtue.
Sadhu Vaswani

How any person decides to emphasize strengths and mitigate weaknesses is something people have to figure out for themselves. I'm wary of the self-help literature that suggests there are certain rules. I'm very happy for people to look at my story and say it's possible to achieve many things.
Daniel Tammet

When we protect children from every possible source of danger, we also prevent them from having the kinds of experiences that develop their sense of self-reliance, their ability to assess and mitigate risk, and their sense of accomplishment.
Gever Tulley

Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare.
William Vickrey
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Mitigate Translations

mitigate in German is lindern, mildern
mitigate in Latin is tempero
mitigate in Spanish is mitigar
mitigate in Swedish is mildra
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