extenuate

Definitions:

  • To lessen or appear to lessen the seriousness or extent of (an offense, for example), especially by providing partial excuses.
  • None
  • To make thin or emaciated.
  • To mitigate or lessen.
  • To belittle; disparage.
  • Thin; slender.
  • To make thin, lean, slender, or rare; reduce in thickness or density; draw out; attenuate.
  • To make smaller in degree or appearance; make less blamable in fact or in estimation; lower in importance or degree, as a fault or crime; mitigate; palliate: opposed to <em>aggravate.</em>
  • To detract from, as a person or thing; lessen in honor, estimation, or importance.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> See <internalXref urlencoded="palliate">palliate</internalXref>.
  • To become thin or thinner or more slender; be drawn out or attenuated.
  • To become thinner; to make excuses; to advance palliating considerations.
  • Thin; slender.
  • To make thin or slender; to draw out so as to lessen the thickness.
  • To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or weaken the force of; to diminish the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- opposed to <contr>aggravate</contr>.
  • To lower or degrade; to detract from.
  • To make thin or <xref>slender</xref>; to <xref>draw</xref> out so as to <xref>lessen</xref> the thickness.
  • To <xref>lessen</xref>; to <xref>palliate</xref>; to lessen or weaken the force of; to <xref>diminish</xref> the <xref>conception</xref> of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- opposed to <xref>aggravate</xref>.
  • To <xref>lower</xref> or <xref>degrade</xref>; to <xref>detract</xref> from.
  • lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
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