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sweeten

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈswiːtən/
to make something more attractive and acceptable: sweeten the deal/bid/offer The city had tried to sweeten the deal with a $140 million package.
sweetened adjective [before noun]
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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