Definition of mitigate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mitigate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈmɪt̮əˌɡeɪt//
     
    mitigate something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mitigate
     
    he / she / it mitigates
     
    past simple mitigated
     
    -ing form mitigating
     
     
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  1. 1to make something less harmful, serious, etc. synonym alleviate
  2. 2 action to mitigate poverty Soil erosion was mitigated by the planting of trees.
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