Meaning of mitigate
Pronunciation: (mit'i-gāt"), [key]
— v., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
- to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
- to make less severe: to mitigate a punishment.
- to make (a person, one's state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease.
- to become milder; lessen in severity.
- mitigate (Thesaurus)