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 mitigated
For a while the financial costs to our family were mitigated.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But more often, the inclusion of people of color is limited or mitigated by oddly retrograde cultural politics.
The pre-air controversy is mitigated by the fact that Riley and Huey are played by the same actor.Aaron McGruder’s ‘The Boondocks’ Returns Without Aaron McGruder|Rich Goldstein|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do these manipulations of nature sometimes cause ill effects that must be managed or mitigated?Warning: “Natural Medicine” Is Often Code for “Pseudoscience”|Russell Saunders|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said yes, but his yes was so mitigated, that I convinced myself he was being polite.
"You should not have asked Augusta to go up stairs," said Aunt Emmeline, in a tone of mitigated reproach.Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope
But the severity of that Act was mitigated by a beneficent administration.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Some of those evils might, I am inclined to think, be removed or mitigated by legislation.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
For instance, during the excessive summer heats certain punishments are mitigated, and others remitted altogether.The Civilization Of China|Herbert A. Giles
Even her jealousy for Rhoda Maxfield was mitigated for the moment.A Charming Fellow, Volume III (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
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.