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  1. soften

    • IPA[ˈsôfən]

    美式

    • v.
      make or become less hard;(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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    動詞

    • 1. make or become less hard 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 her expression softened at the sight of Diane's white face some Democrats tried to soften the blow by substituting a smaller cut in the property tax rate 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 American Dictionary

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

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈsɒf(ə)n]

    英式

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

    Oxford Dictionary