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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   /ˈmɪtɪɡeɪt/ us   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 negative effects of rising oil prices.
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 accused person: 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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“mitigate” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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