soften

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɒfən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɔfən, ˈsɑfən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sôfən, sofən)


soften
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Sense: To become soft
Synonyms:
dissolve, lessen, diminish , disintegrate, become tender, become mellow, thaw , melt , moderate , bend , give , yield , relax , relent
Antonyms:
harden , stiffen, coagulate, firm up, become firm, congeal, crystalize, grow strong, heighten
Sense: To make soft
Synonyms:
mollify, mellow , assuage, moisten, modify, palliate, appease, temper , tone down, qualify , lower , tenderize, enfeeble, weaken , mash , knead , decrease
Antonyms:
thicken, solidify, freeze , strengthen , increase , tone up, enlarge , intensify, add to, beef up, bind , bolster , cement

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