verb (used with object), mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing.
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Origin of mitigate
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mitigatemilitate, mitigate (see confusables note at the current entry)
Example sentences from the Web for mitigate
In the short term, it’s possible this kind of virtual restaurant might make restaurants safer places to work, mitigating the risk created by customers dining in close proximity to staff.Chipotle Is Test-Driving a Delivery-Only Restaurant|Elazar Sontag|November 11, 2020|Eater
The country’s coal consumption declined from 2013 through 2017, during a national campaign to fight air pollution—then rebounded, as pressure to mitigate an economic slowdown took precedence.Xi Jinping’s ‘carbon neutrality’ bombshell leaves China in a climate conundrum|Naomi Xu Elegant|October 31, 2020|Fortune
While pursuing an “America First” foreign policy, it has not made payments to the Green Climate Fund, which was created to help developing countries adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.The U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord on Nov. 4. But voters will decide for how long.|Steven Mufson, Brady Dennis|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
If someone tests positive, safety protocols would mitigate spread, at least throughout the football facility.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.|Kent Babb|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Whatever risk of acquisition you’ve sustained during the travel you’ll be able to mitigate by quarantining after you’ve arrived.How to plan a COVID-safe Thanksgiving, week-by-week|Kate Baggaley|October 30, 2020|Popular Science
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