sweeten

[ sweet-n ]
/ ˈswit n /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become sweet or sweeter.

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Origin of sweeten

First recorded in 1545–55; sweet + -en1

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British Dictionary definitions for sweeten

sweeten
/ (ˈswiːtən) /

verb (mainly tr)

(also intr) to make or become sweet or sweeter
to mollify or soften (a person)
to make more agreeable
(also intr) chem to free or be freed from unpleasant odours, acidic or corrosive substances, or the like
finance, mainly US to raise the value of (loan collateral) by adding more securities
informal poker to enlarge (the pot) by adding chips
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