Translation of soften in Spanish:

soften

Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːfən; ˈsɒfən/

vt

  • 2 (mitigate) [shock] suavizar* ; [effect] atenuar* , mitigar* to soften the blow suavizar* or amortiguar* el golpe to soften one's position adoptar una postura menos intransigente

vi

Phrasal verbs

soften up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (make soft) ablandar 1.2 [town/fortress] debilitar 1.3 [person] ablandar 1.1v + adv 2.1 (become soft) ablandarse 2.2 (relent) [person] ablandarse , suavizarse* to soften up on sb/sth they've softened up on crime se han vuelto más tolerantes ante la delincuencia don't soften up on him no le aflojes [familiar/colloquial], no te pongas blando con él

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