verb (used with object), mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing.
- mitigating circumstances,
Origin of mitigate
Examples from the Web for mitigate
But the military can mitigate the risks simply by virtue of its enormous logistical reach.The Military’s Mission to Fight Ebola Might Be Dangerous But it Won’t Be Black Hawk Down|Nathan Bradley Bethea|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, cities can take steps right away to mitigate the damage done by militarizing law enforcement.
The deafening klaxons can leave one feeling helpless, but there are still steps you can take to mitigate the damage.How to Mitigate the Damage of the Heartbleed Security Hole|Joshua Kopstein|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, you can do a lot to mitigate this by providing mentors, training, college prep, and other services.
There are lots of things, including changing the kind of inner dialog, that can mitigate anxiety.A Q&A with Scott Stossel, Author of ‘My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind’|Jesse Singal|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Certain tender recollections obtruded; but he repelled them—he would not allow one of them to mitigate his rage.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Then disgrace would follow, pitiless and driving, and Morgan was not there to bear her away from it, or to mitigate its sting.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Grieving will not mitigate our lot, nay, it will add to its burden.The Cat of Bubastes|G. A. Henty
Parliament has done but little to mitigate this terrible evil.The Sanitary Evolution of London|Henry Lorenzo Jephson
Let us see what, within this island and in the present year, a good administration has done to mitigate bad laws.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin for mitigate
early 15c., "relieve (pain)," from Latin mitigatus, past participle of mitigare "soften, make tender, ripen, mellow, tame," figuratively, "make mild or gentle, pacify, soothe," ultimately from mitis "gentle, soft" (from PIE *mei- "mild") + root of agere "do, make, act" (see act). First element is from PIE root *mei- "soft, mild." Related: Mitigated; mitigating; mitigates.