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Make or become less severe
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“Something sharp and dangerous transformed his face, his expression going from that of a parent trying to soften a blow to a dark anger.”
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To cause to become physically weaker
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To make something soft or softer
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To make less harsh
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Make or become more tender or loving
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To soften or be softened by soaking
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To make or become liquefied by heat
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To arouse affection, pity, or compassion in
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To make human or humane
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To become mature, old or ripe
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To partially or completely cook in advance
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To punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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To diminish to nothing
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To persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, especially by flattery or promises
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Get or make better
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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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(of colors) To render pale or less bright
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Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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To be, or cause to be, wet or waterlogged
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To punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
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To completely destroy or devastate
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