mitigate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mitigate

(verb) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
Synonyms : extenuate , palliate
Example Sentence
  • The circumstances extenuate the crime

(verb) make less severe or harsh
Example Sentence
  • mitigating circumstances

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mitigate

Mitigate > "Gate pe kutte ki potty pe mitti daal do" why? so that the intensity of bad odour will lessen.
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by avinav

think of MITIGATE as COLGATE(toothpaste).Use of COLGATE lessen or try to lessen the extent of germs in our teeth. Use of MITIGATE will also lessen or try lessen the extent of [depends on your usage :)}]
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by aniljonline

mitigate -> MIT + i + gate... when you reach the gates of MIT.. your tensions about PG admissions will be appeased/mitigated!!
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by deepster89

there should me less "mitti" on gate,so mitigate means -to lessen
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by himanshu.ssalonii

some how sounds to me like midget.. i.e. small person and can be considered to have less strength (force)...
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by muffisoni

to lessen "mitti" in our house,"mitti" "gate" ke bahar kar do. Therefore MITIGATE - to lessen MITTI by throwing it out of GATE.
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by aniljonline

The opposition layer was mitigating the evidence. The chances of winning the case was lessen.
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by NandhakishoreChitturi

if u r preparing for gate exam and feeling make your tension eat some meeti like cadbury to REDUCE(MAKE LESS SEVERE) the tension..mitigate..!!
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by amarendar

Mitti ke gate par bike takrane se gate kamjor ho gaya
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by alokwave

money has been vanishing slowly but constantly(DECREASING) who's PURSE of guy, having shopping with his girlfriend, decreasing = MITIGATING = reducing slowly
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by rajakumaran

MINI GATE - only smaller, less intense things can pass through
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by atav

Mit-Mighti.e,Harshness Gate-To stop, TO stop harshness and to easen one's pain
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by anand_90

Sodium ChlorATE (bleach) will mitigATE a stain on clothes
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by Afghan

mitigate = he is atanding in the gate with miti i.e is sweet to make leesen the quarrel between us.
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by shaktipada

gate ke andhar mitti nahi hona chahiye
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by kruz

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