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  • verbcalm, soothe
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Synonyms for soften

verb calm, soothe
  • abate
  • alleviate
  • cushion
  • diminish
  • dissolve
  • ease
  • lessen
  • lighten
  • lower
  • mellow
  • melt
  • mitigate
  • moderate
  • modify
  • relax
  • relent
  • temper
  • thaw
  • tone down
  • weaken
  • allay
  • appease
  • assuage
  • bend
  • disintegrate
  • enfeeble
  • give
  • knead
  • mash
  • moisten
  • mollify
  • palliate
  • qualify
  • quell
  • still
  • subdue
  • tenderize
  • yield
  • become tender
  • turn down

Antonyms for soften

  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • coagulate
  • compliment
  • enlarge
  • excite
  • extend
  • grow
  • heighten
  • incite
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • magnify
  • praise
  • prolong
  • raise
  • rise
  • solidify
  • strengthen
  • upset
  • worsen
  • disturb
  • provoke
  • withhold
  • trouble
  • worry
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to soften

appease

verb. satisfy, pacify

appeased

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appeases

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appeasing

verb. satisfy, pacify

assuage

verb. soothe, relieve

blunt

verb. make dull
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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