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take the edge off

see definition of take the edge off
  • as inlessen
  • as inmitigate
  • as inassuage
  • as inpacify
  • as insalve
  • as insmooth
  • as insoothe
  • as intemper
  • as inblunt
  • as incalm
  • as inalleviate
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Synonyms for take the edge off

verb lower, reduce
  • abate
  • curtail
  • decrease
  • dilute
  • diminish
  • dwindle
  • ease
  • erode
  • impair
  • lighten
  • minimize
  • mitigate
  • narrow
  • shrink
  • slacken
  • taper off
  • weaken
  • abridge
  • amputate
  • attenuate
  • clip
  • close
  • contract
  • crop
  • cut
  • de-escalate
  • decline
  • degrade
  • downsize
  • drain
  • minify
  • moderate
  • soft-pedal
  • taper
  • thin
  • truncate
  • become smaller
  • cut back
  • die down
  • grow less
  • roll back
  • slack up
  • slow down
  • take the bite out
  • take the edge off
  • take the sting out
  • wind down

Antonyms for take the edge off

  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • lengthen
  • prolong
  • strengthen
  • worsen
  • go up
  • rise
  • stretch
  • raise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to take the edge off

alleviate

verb. relieve; lessen
  • allay
  • assuage
  • ease
  • lighten
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • pour oil on
  • soft-pedal
  • take the bite out
  • take the edge off
  • take the sting out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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