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To make or become physically soft or softer
“Braising and stewing dissolve the connective tissues and soften the meat by prolonged heating.”
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To make or become less harsh or severe
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“He hadn't even bothered to attempt to soften his words. His lack of consideration for her feelings left Lexie cold.”
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To subside or become less intense
“I knew that if I could get back on the yoga mat and move, some of the pain would soften, and my mood would lift.”
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To cause to become physically weaker
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“This diplomatic illness would soften her heart and, each time, she would pay.”
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To represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance
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To soften or be softened, especially by soaking
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To make or become liquefied by heat
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To make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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To make human or humane
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To become (more) pale or white in color or complexion
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To partially or completely cook in advance
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To flatter someone in an attempt to persuade them
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To yield or lose one's resolve
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To diminish to nothing
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To lie half-hidden or in shelter
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To change (something) so as to make it suitable for a particular use or situation
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Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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