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Soften meaning

soften - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. make ( images or sounds) soft or softer
  2. 2. To make soft or more soft.
  3. 3. To render less hard; -- said of matter.
  4. 4. To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.
  5. 5. To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.
  6. 6. To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.
  7. 7. To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.
  8. 8. To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.
  9. 9. To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.
  10. 10. To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.
  11. 11. To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.
  12. 12. To make, or become, soft.

soften - examples of usage

  1. There were hours of work here to soften the fever crust and establish drainage. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. " It will soften by and by, Tom," I answered, laughing, though I could not say that I felt mine inclined to yield to their attractions. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. No- rather let me speak peace to your mind, and, if possible, soften this, perhaps last, farewell! - "The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. I", Sophia Reeve.
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