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mitigateverb [T]

 us   /ˈmɪt̬·ɪˌɡeɪt/
to make something less ​severe or less ​unpleasant: Getting a lot of ​sleep and ​drinking plenty of ​fluids can mitigate the ​effects of the ​flu.
(Definition of mitigate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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mitigateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmɪtɪɡeɪt/ formal
to make something less harmful, unpleasant, or ​bad: technologies that can mitigate ​global warmingmitigate damage/risk The ​company was criticized for ​failing to mitigate ​risks at the ​plant.mitigate the effects/impact of sth There isn't much more we can do to mitigate the ​negativeeffects of ​risingoilprices.
mitigating circumstances
LAW situations that are not an ​excuse for a ​crime, but that a ​court of ​law may consider to be important enough to ​reduce the blame or punishment of the ​accusedperson: The ​judge said that there were no mitigating circumstances that would ​result in a lesser punishment.
(Definition of mitigate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mitigate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使缓和, 减轻(危害等)…
in Turkish hafifletmek, azaltmak, dindirmek…
in Russian смягчать, уменьшать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使緩和, 減輕(危害等)…
in Polish łagodzić…
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