from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate. See Synonyms at relieve.
- intransitive v. To become milder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
- v. To downplay.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen
- transitive v. To make mild and accessible; to mollify; -- applied to persons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make milder or more tolerable; reduce in amount or degree, as something objectionable, reprehensible, distressing, harmful, etc.; moderate; alleviate; assuage.
- To soften; mollify; make mild and accessible.
- Synonyms Alleviate, Relieve, etc. See alleviate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make less severe or harsh
- v. lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
Whether or not preventative care will mitigate is debatable.
The easies way to mitigate is to lock down the desktops, have specific/tight firewall rules, and do content filtering.
Stating reasons in direct, honest terms mitigate fears you're looking for temporary job
If the owner chooses to mitigate, that is the business judgment made by the owner.
The bank, on an analysts 'call this month, said it would "mitigate" lower service charge income by considering moves such as imposing account maintenance fees.
They made no secret of how they plan to "mitigate" the effects.
Since the bills were introduced, lawmakers have made changes that eliminate or extend deadlines for setting some of the new safety standards; give the transportation secretary the discretion to set rules that had been mandated in earlier versions; and require safety standards to "mitigate" runaway acceleration rather than "prevent" the problem, records show.
Frankly, it's laughable (not to mention offensive) to accept the Corps'premise that it's possible to actually "mitigate" the effects of mine operations -- you simply can't replace a buried headwater stream by constructing a gravel-lined drainage channel.
Since when do instances of political oversight "mitigate" journalistic oversight?
Now that we have created huge financial bubbles, through the creation of money and credit, to "mitigate" the ill-effects of the destruction of capital, we have a problem.