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soften
British English: /ˈsɒf(ə)n/
American English: /ˈsɔfən/

Translation of soften in French:

transitive verb

  • 2 [figurative]
    atténuer (blow, impact, image, impression, shock, pain, resistance)
    adoucir (personality, refusal)
    assouplir (approach, attitude, position, rule, view)
    minimiser (fact)
  • 4 (make less sharp)
    adoucir (contour, form, outline, light)

intransitive verb

  • 1 [literal]
    (light, outline, music, colour)
    s'adoucir
    (skin)
    devenir plus doux
    (substance, ground)
    se ramollir
    (consonant)
    devenir doux
  • 2 [figurative]
    (person, character, approach, attitude, position, view)
    s'assouplir (towards somebody vis-à-vis de quelqu'un)
  • 3 (Economy)
    (currency, economy, market)
    fléchir

Phrasal verbs

soften up

1 soften up
(butter, malleable substance)
amollir
2 soften up [somebody], soften [somebody] up [figurative]
affaiblir (enemy, opponent)
attendrir (customer)

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