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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.
Translations of “sweeten”
in Korean 달게 하다…
in Arabic يُحلّي…
in Portuguese adoçar…
in Catalan endolcir…
in Japanese ~に甘味を加える, ~を甘くする…
in Italian addolcire, dolcificare, zuccherare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 味道, 使變甜…
in Russian подслащивать…
in Turkish tatlandırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 味道, 使变甜…
in Polish słodzić, osłodzić…
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