Definición de soften en inglés:

soften

Silabificación: soft·en
Pronunciación: /ˈsôfən
 
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verbo

1Make or become less hard: [with object]: plant extracts to soften and moisturize the skin [no object]: let the vegetables soften over a low heat
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • When the oil is hot, add the carrot and onion and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  • These are products which can prevent drying of the skin, thereby moisturizing and softening the skin.
  • It offers a rich, creamy lather that will invigorate, moisturize and soften your hair.
1.1 [no object] (Of a market, currency, or commodity) fall in value: the share price has softened recently rents have softened in out-of-town locations sales could soften if the economy turns down
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  • Many cities with a high proportion of college graduates also have expensive homes, even with the softening real estate market.
  • Owners of gold in any form might consider buying a quantity of short funds to soften the tremendous volatility of gold.
  • Member countries cannot revert to tax cuts or fiscal easing to soften the impact of the strong euro on their big exporters.
2Make or become less severe: [with object]: some Democrats tried to soften the blow by substituting a smaller cut in the property tax rate [no object]: her expression softened at the sight of Diane’s white face
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  • Something sharp and dangerous transformed his face, his expression going from that of a parent trying to soften a blow to a dark anger.
  • The combination lets people have it both ways: The foam keeps the cushion upright and helps it hold its shape, while the down makes a comfortable seat and softens the severe line of the foam.
  • Better to wait until bubbles burst and manage the consequences, softening the economic blow by loosening monetary policy very quickly.
Sinónimos
2.1 [with object] Undermine the resistance of (someone): the blockade appears a better weapon with which to soften them up for eventual surrender
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We're hoping that maybe you can soften him just enough that he will tell us at least something of what we need to know.
  • He has softened him up and now he moves to place his Knight on a better square.
  • You will not soften us up by telling us the problems.
Sinónimos
charm, win over, persuade, influence, weaken, disarm, sweeten, butter up, soft-soap
3 [with object] Remove mineral salts from (water).
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Observations have shown increased copper levels in water softened with ion exchange water softeners.
  • The higher the concentration of these minerals, the more sodium needed to soften the water.
  • The vinegar in this formula will help to remove stains, odors and soften the water.

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