- to become detached from worry, strife, stress, etc.; relax: After final exams let's go down to the beach and mellow out.
- to make more relaxed, agreeable, workable, etc.; soften or smooth: Chopin really mellows me out when I'm feeling tense.
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Wilting down chard with a bit of garlic and chile flakes mellows its flavor out into something resembling spinach.Swiss chard’s versatility as a leafy green shines in these 4 recipes|Kari Sonde|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
Her team aims to sample a variety of puppy personalities for the big game, from the mellow to the natural athletes and everything in between.Doggie DNA tests help predict the breeds that will be Puppy Bowl MVPs|Erin Fennessy|February 5, 2021|Popular-Science
Even as I went hard on trainees, displacing my anger onto them as had happened to me, I dreamed of finding a mellower kitchen or creating my own, once I’d paid those dues.The Toxicity of Restaurant Kitchens Is Exactly Why I Never Reported Abuses|Lindsey Danis|February 4, 2021|Eater
In the absence of culantro, a combination of green onion and cilantro delivers a similar, albeit slightly more mellow, effect.Trinidad-style aloo and channa infuses an Indian classic with Caribbean flavor|Brigid Washington|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
But a decade had passed, and Cosby had mellowed, and when he was offered the prize for a third time in 2009, he accepted.
In the glass, the color is mellowed by the oak and is a mossier green.
Now, at the age of 46, he has been mellowed by an all-access pass to literary America, winning most of the prizes around.Confessions of a Blasphemer: Sherman Alexie Talks New Book, Indian Humor and More|Jane Ciabattari|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Come to think of it, whenever I was cranky or sick, a little nursing usually mellowed us both out.The Bogus Breastfeeding Debate Over Nursing Older Kids|Diane Wiessinger|May 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But for anyone who dreamed that Benedict had mellowed with age, the decision to hang the LCWR out to dry is a rude awakening.Return of the Rottweiler: Pope Benedict Cracks Down on Women’s Rights|Peter Popham|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They tone down its severity of style, and cast gently into it a mellowed light akin to that of the “dim religious” order.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
And what he had worked out once in cold philosophy, now mellowed into religion, mystical sometimes, but beautiful and saving.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
Heard from granite colonnade or beneath cool linen awning, it was mellowed by distance, to monotonous music.
She missed the soft blue haze that mellowed the landscape among the English hills.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
The glare of the California sunshine, filtering through the canvas, became mellowed, warm and golden.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath