Synonyms for mitigate

Synonyms for (verb) mitigate

Synonyms: mitigate

Definition: make less severe or harsh

Usage: mitigating circumstances

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: extenuate, palliate, mitigate

Definition: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

Usage: The circumstances extenuate the crime

Similar words: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success

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