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Synonyms for soften

Synonyms for soften

to moderate or change a position or course of action as a result of pressure

to make or become less severe or extreme

Synonyms for soften

make (images or sounds) soft or softer

lessen in force or effect

give in, as to influence or pressure

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protect from impact

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make less severe or harsh

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make soft or softer

become soft or softer

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You might want to soften showers, sinks and laundry hookups, bypassing toilets, outside spigots and basement sinks.
One of those enzymes, cholesterol esterase, softens the polymers, or resins, used in dental work, Shiu Heman Tsang of the University of Toronto in Ontario reported last week at the American Association for Dental Research in San Antonio.
Soften larger pieces and too-dry slices by method 3 (steam slices 2 to 3 minutes, larger pieces 6 to 8 minutes).
Neglected hands have that reptilian look - so if yours are looking as craggy as a crocodile's tail, it's time to soften them up with some intensive treatment.
Water doesn't plasticize PS, so water-blown beads don't soften and are usable right out of the pre-expander.
While many interviewees called 1999 "the year of the CBD," as suburban office markets soften in the wake of heightened construction activity, markets across the county have continued to perform well for investors.
However, the general feeling is that the market will start to soften a bit come the first of September," says one recycler.
To soften ice cream quickly, zap a few seconds in a microwave oven - but watch carefully.
The first step is to add one or more liquid chemicals to the crumb in order to swell and soften the surface in order to allow penetration of the reactive chemicals into the particle.
Meanwhile, PET bottle-resin prices are predicted to soften in the second half of the year when added capacity catches up with soaring demand.
The thicker your layer of organics, the quicker your soil will soften.
Rinse the husks with water, then soak in warm water 30 minutes to soften, rinse again, and carefully squeeze out the excess water, but do not twist them.
One alternative for Fillmore's 4,200 households is to build a plant that would cost about $24 a month per household and soften water for the entire city without discharging prohibited levels of salt, Rapp said.