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English definition of “sweeten”

sweeten

verb [T] uk   /ˈswiː.tən/ us  

sweeten verb [T] (TASTE)

to make something taste sweet: The apple mixture can be sweetened with honey.

sweeten verb [T] (MORE PLEASANT)

to make something more attractive: The management sweetened the deal by offering an extra two percent to staff on the lowest end of the pay scale. to make a person or a mood happier or friendlier: I think you should try to sweeten him up before you ask him for the loan.
(Definition of sweeten from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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