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Definition of 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.
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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