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Definition of Soften

Soften

  1. To make soft or more soft.
  2. To render less hard; -- said of matter.
  3. To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.
  4. To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.
  5. To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.
  6. To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.
  7. To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.
  8. To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.
  9. To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.
  10. To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.

Soften Quotations

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. - Washington Irving
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Washington Irving

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby

I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'
Paul Walker

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve

Love exercised while duty is neglected will make children headstrong, willful, perverse, selfish, and disobedient. If stern duty is left to stand alone without love to soften and win, it will have a similar result. Duty and love must be blended in order that children may be properly disciplined.
Ellen G. White
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Soften Translations

soften in French is adoucissez, adoucissent, adoucis, attendris
soften in German is mildern, aufweichen, aufweichen
soften in Spanish is ablandar
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