mitigate

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mitigate ‎(third-person singular simple present mitigates, present participle mitigating, simple past and past participle mitigated)

  1. (transitive) To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
  2. (transitive) To downplay.

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  • This word is often misused to mean "operate" or "influence". For this meaning the correct word is militate followed by "against" or "in favour of". Mitigate is never followed by these expressions.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

mitigate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of mitigare
  2. second-person plural imperative of mitigare
  3. feminine plural of mitigato

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Participle[edit]

mītigāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of mītigātus