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Dictionary definition for: Soften

1. (v) make (images or sounds) soft or softer

2. (v) lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock" "break a fall"

3. (v) give in, as to influence or pressure

4. (v) protect from impact; "cushion the blow"

5. (v) make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"

6. (v) make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"

7. (v) become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"

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