Soften meaning

sôfən, sŏfən
Soften is defined as to make more soft or more gentle.

An example of soften is rubbing body lotion into dry skin.

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To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
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To make less harsh, strident, or critical.

Softened the last paragraph of the letter.

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To become soft or softer.
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To make soft or softer.
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To make or become soft or softer.
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To weaken the resistance or opposition of (someone)
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To make something soft or softer.

Soften the butter before beating in the sugar.

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To undermine the morale of someone (often soften up).

Before the invasion, we softened up the enemy with the artillery.

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To make less harsh.

Having second thoughts, I softened my criticism.

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(intransitive) To become soft or softer.

The butter softened as it warmed up.

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Origin of soften

  • From Middle English soft +"Ž en

    From Wiktionary