Definition of mitigate in English:

mitigate

Line breaks: miti|gate
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪtɪgeɪt
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

mitigable

adjective
More example sentences
  • Routine infrastructure projects such as highway construction are said to have predictable and mitigable environmental effects.
  • This is mitigable via proper sequencing of restoration projects and the Control Program.
  • All impacts were found to be mitigable to levels of insignificance.

mitigative

adjective

mitigator

noun
More example sentences
  • The groom is a loss mitigator at a mortgage company.
  • Standing is a partial mitigator and forsaking tasks altogether is another.
  • If I can stick it out it will be a good mitigator of my perfectionism too.

mitigatory

adjective
More example sentences
  • If His Honour is rejecting any mitigatory effect of the plea in isolation it would be difficult, in my respectful opinion, to fit it into one or more of those categories in the absence of contrition.
  • Although he is careful to add a mitigatory rider.
  • If one looks at the common law mitigatory factors such as youth, mental illness and things of that nature, they can significantly reduce a sentence.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin mitigat- 'softened, alleviated', from the verb mitigare, from mitis 'mild'.

Usage

The verbs mitigate and militate do not have the same meaning, although the similarity of the forms leads many people to confuse them. Mitigate means ‘make (something bad) less severe’, as in drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem , while militate is nearly always used in constructions with against to mean ‘be a powerful factor in preventing’, as in these disagreements will militate against the two communities coming together .

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