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  1. soften

    • IPA[ˈsɒf(ə)n]

    英式

    • v.
      make or become soft or softer;(of a market, currency, or commodity) fall in value
    • verb: soften, 3rd person present: softens, gerund or present participle: softening, past tense: softened, past participle: softened

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    • 1. make or become soft or softer plant extracts to soften and moisturize the skin let the vegetables soften over a low heat
    • (of a market, currency, or commodity) fall in value the share price has softened recently rents have softened in out-of-town locations
    • 2. make or become less severe a major injection of private cash could soften the blow for the taxpayer her expression softened at the sight of Diane's white face 同義詞 alleviate, ease, relieve, soothe, take the edge off, ... 更多
    • undermine the resistance of (someone) the blockade appears a better weapon with which to soften them up for eventual surrender
    • 3. remove mineral salts from (water).
    • ph.
      make it easier to cope with a difficult change or upsetting news

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      make it easier to cope with a difficult change or upsetting news

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      make it easier to cope with a difficult change or upsetting news

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      make it easier to cope with a difficult change or upsetting news

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈsôfən]

    美式

    • v.
      make or become less hard: plant extracts to soften and moisturize the skin let the vegetables soften over a low heat

    Oxford American Dictionary