Soften and Temper


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Soften verb – To lessen the shock of.
Usage example: had tried to soften the blow of her rejection to his marriage proposal

Temper is a synonym for soften in calm topic. In some cases you can use "Temper" instead a verb "Soften", when it comes to topics like increase, lessen, alleviate. popular alternative
Nearby Words: soft, softness, softly, softening, softy
Synonyms for Soften


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Temper verb – Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate.
Soften is a synonym for temper in activity topic. You can use "Soften" instead a verb "Temper", if it concerns topics such as calm, increase, tone down. popular alternative
Nearby Words: temperate, temperament, tempered, temperance, tempering
Synonyms for Temper

Common collocations

language soften language temper language
little soften little temper little
traits soften traits temper traits
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