Synonyms for mitigate

Verb

1. extenuate, palliate, mitigate, apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise
usage: lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
2. mitigate, decrease, lessen, minify
usage: make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"
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