mitigate  \MIT-i-geyt\ , verb;
 To lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
 To make less severe: to mitigate a punishment.
To make (a person, one’s state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease.
To become milder; lessen in severity.
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mitigate \MIT-i-geyt\ , verb;

  1.  To lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
  2.  To make less severe: to mitigate a punishment.
  3. To make (a person, one’s state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease.
  4. To become milder; lessen in severity.

COMIC: http://words.lawlscomic.com/mitigate/