- 1Make or become sweet or sweeter, especially in taste: [with object]: a cup of coffee sweetened with saccharin [no object]: her smile sweetenedMore example sentences
- Add 1 cup whipping cream, whipped and sweetened to taste
- Stabilise wine with Potassium Sorbate at the final racking, sweeten to taste, then bottle.
- Once the juice has cooled, remove the flavourings and sweeten to taste.
- 1.1 [with object] Make more agreeable or acceptable: there is no way to sweeten the statement
- 1.2 [with object] • informal Induce (someone) to be well disposed or helpful to oneself: I am in the process of sweetening him upMore example sentences
- Catholics dominate the lower levels of the party, so to get on a young, aspiring politician has to sweeten these people.
- Labour accused Environment Minister Martin Cullen of being like Santa Claus for trying to sweeten voters when he announces the €19.5 million urban renewal and Border grant package today.
- The pair, who will dodge mine fields in Senegal and sweeten border officials with a supply of football T-shirts, will travel across France and Spain before catching the boat to Morocco and heading south to Banjul.
sweeten the pill
- see pill1.