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SOFTEN





Definition:

  1. [verb] make (images or sounds) soft or softer

  2. [verb] lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
    Synonyms: dampen, damp, weaken, break

  3. [verb] give in, as to influence or pressure
    Synonyms: yield, relent

  4. [verb] protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
    Synonyms: cushion, buffer

  5. [verb] make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
    Synonyms: mince, moderate

  6. [verb] make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"

  7. [verb] become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"

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