OTHER WORDS FOR soften
OTHER WORDS FROM softeno·ver·soft·en, verbre·sof·ten, verbun·soft·en·ing, adjective
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How to use soften in a sentence
Sure, you would be offering them some comforting words to soften the impact created by the error.
Warming temperatures also soften the ice itself, so that it slides more quickly toward the sea.Global warming may lead to practically irreversible Antarctic melting|Carolyn Gramling|September 23, 2020|Science News
The puff portion refers to softened crude, thin as heated maple syrup, rising up through production wells.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
Many of those organizations pursued ad opportunities on social networks like Twitter to soften the loss of match-day revenue.‘An unprecedented period of Darwinian experimentation’: As sports return, Twitter eyes ad boost|Seb Joseph|September 18, 2020|Digiday
As a result, some schools have worked to soften the blow by skipping scheduled tuition hikes or even cutting the costs.College tuition is seeing its steepest drop since 1978|Lee Clifford|September 12, 2020|Fortune
Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dates to soften, about 15 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now, facing a tough re-election, Walker is trying to soften his rhetoric.
Russia did not only rely on Ketchum to soften its image in the West.
Indeed, after the end of a relationships, there are many reasons to turn to sex to soften the blow.People Who Have Had Rebound Sex Tell Us Why It Is Awesome|Emily Shire|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are hints that a behind-the-scenes strategy to soften the blame put on the Portuguese is already underway.Investigation Into Madeleine McCann Disappearance Reopened in Portugal|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A trace of light had begun to soften the sky over the dome, but had not yet seeped down to ground level.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
The old woman meanwhile tried to soften the obdurate wall with melted butter and new milk—but in vain.
He had tried to soften his reply, but not being politic or tactful had succeeded only in expressing himself more brusquely.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
The rapidity of their decomposition is such, that when spread on the land they are seen to soften and disappear in a short time.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
Madame Malmaison knew it also, but the hard look on her greedy face did not soften.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for soften
- (of demand, a market, etc) to weaken
- (of a price) to fall