Soften is defined as to make more soft or more gentle.verb
An example of soften is rubbing body lotion into dry skin.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
transitive verb, intransitive verb
- to make or become soft or softer
- to weaken the resistance or opposition of
Origin: ME softnen: see soft & -en
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verb soft·ened, soft·en·ing, soft·ens verb, transitive
- To make soft or softer.
- To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
- To make less harsh, strident, or critical: softened the last paragraph of the letter.
- softˈen·er noun