Đồng nghĩa của soften

Alternative for soften

softens, softened, softening

Trái nghĩa: harden,

Verb

To make or become physically soft or softer

Verb

To make or become less harsh or severe
moderate mitigate diminish temper ease mollify relieve dull deaden palliate decrease lessen abate cushion lighten blunt relax quell reduce lower gentle muffle qualify lenify subdue buffer tone down take the edge off allay soothe assuage alleviate calm quiet weaken quieten dampen still appease pacify mute stifle placate cool dilute sweeten lull suppress attenuate smother silence help restrain tranquilize mellow tranquillize check modify settle hush compose modulate damp slacken curb ameliorate extenuate comfort muzzle soft-pedal mask minimize damp down calm down squelch minimise smooth turn down absorb loosen conciliate gag propitiate shush take the sting out numb curtail cut control pipe down salve impair extinguish repress play down take the bite out pour oil on decrease the volume thin remit depress release loose deplete console de-escalate tame satisfy regulate dulcify kill resolve reconcile drown heal dim cure adjust anaesthetize ease up cool out wind down solace anesthetize put the lid on shut up keep it down quiet down bolster let up on darken buttress chill out sober limit sap slake restrict depreciate dispel degrade erode blanket undermine obtund quench benumb discount slack content water down mince disarm pad contain ebb dumb commute dwindle downsize square improve becalm lullaby cripple untighten make less cheer put damper on put a damper on win over make nice aid assist fix up make peace with ease off disburden upraise facilitate free unburden break settle down make less intense quieten down patch things up cut down hold in soften up drown out take a load off let up put an end to balm take the sting out of pillow spare euphemize shade deepen cloud address revise paralyse shorten soak up gruntle taper take sting out restraint paralyze insulate seclude guard shrink wane contract subside decrement fill surfeit excuse dulcorate honey sugar get rid of narrow admix protect against put a stop to fix reduce the force of smooth down untrouble ally cool off milden reduce the effect of dismiss dissipate banish transmogrify switch revamp constrain hold back steady make smaller adulterate cut back wear away roll back peter out wear down eliminate destroy defend against shield against embroider embellish sugar the pill simmer down dispose tune down rein make up prune dent drop downscale blur reduce punishment scale down muddy up drive away chase away put to rest drive off temperate take pressure off extend lace sophisticate crush meet halfway keep under control keep in check fine tune make reasonable lay off sate cauterize tail off dial down truncate abridge slash lessen the impact of soften the impact of soberize reduce the impact of safeguard against chasten make agreeable debase disempower invalidate remedy rectify throttle reduce something monkey around with knock down put down stroke grease con pacificate stretch broaden hebetate desensitise cauterise disable desensitize enfeeble debilitate play up to mend pare down dummy up make quiet strike dumb tongue-tie hush one's mouth clam up hold one's tongue hush-hush dress up take the bite out of stabilize reassure assure cool down impose peace upon butter up make peace smooth over restore harmony to lay back bedim open thin out kiss and make up clear the air with bury the hatchet smooth someone's ruffled feathers support make lighter demilitarise save neutralise smooth out rescue recover clear the air stabilise neutralize defuse take the heat demilitarize patch up put to rights iron out sort out run interference for clear the way nurse forward disengage speed up doctor relent simplify meliorate promote make easier speed expedite attend to lift open the door further buck up condole with give solace to make inaudible liberalize liberalise dip fade make less painful brighten disencumber empty levitate take remove uplight change shift jettison eradicate unload humour pale counteract punctuate succor succour vary free up humor stop liss interrupt prevent break up reduce weight put off throw out pour out bring respite to make dim make faint make less bright make matters up bring an end to make bearable accede to somebody's demands take load off bring aid to make something bearable bring aid overcome throw cold water on make better pour cold water on quash satiate treat gratify hearten slow fall diffuse uplift condole gladden encourage elevate disintegrate rehabilitate cheer up buoy up dampen down bring comfort to make well put at ease put at rest attend indulge fulfil nourish chill discourage make weaker sedate collect shut down tranquillise deter explain fulfill inhibit dash cease subjugate stamp out re-collect rise above cut off choke off rock to sleep refresh crumble relaxed set right take it easy take the edge clear up put a lid on decline recede sink give condolences to lighten burden empathize with commiserate with envigorate enliven sympathize with besoothe inspirit boost reanimate revitalise make one feel at ease give sympathy to quiet fears revitalize invigorate give a lift to commiserate pall give respite to rehab medicate restore drop away die down die out phase down die away rachet down taper off fall away drop off grow less ratchet down drain away amend cleanse dose better disperse treat successfully make whole restore to health minister to make healthy dissolve vanish disappear scatter evaporate evanesce dematerialize disband squander disassemble melt away clear out be dispelled spread melt into thin air run dry

Verb

To subside or become less intense
subside abate lessen diminish moderate wane dwindle ease recede ebb decrease decline slacken weaken drop fade cease ease up taper off drop off let up die down fall away die out phase down slacken off peter out ratchet down grow less level off calm down relent remit shrink reduce taper fall lower pall de-escalate drain away die away alleviate relax mitigate ease off slack off rachet down contract attenuate slack fall off slow down slow modulate wind down temper flag slake sag get less become less intense lull calm quieten down still lighten slump plummet plunge sink terminate descend quieten quell melt slip curb quiet decrement depreciate tail off melt away decay dry up deteriorate settle blur become smaller evaporate degenerate run low crumble shrivel restrain devaluate waste become less check wear away lose edge narrow down grow smaller droop wither wear down settle down fall down come to a stop come to an end drop away go down die off fade away cool off disappear trail off close nosedive trail waste away get smaller dip vanish fail downsize drain fizzle out become weaker take a nosedive wilt blow over withdraw finish stop trail away slope dissolve retire flop desist downscale collapse end regress crash deplete subdue minify tumble dive go downhill nose-dive fall short go through the floor hit the floor become lower pass pass away release allay assuage relieve incline downwards slope down tilt downwards slant down shorten narrow languish thin out mollify dent disengage dissipate be forgotten go downwards get lower close out grow deflate condense dampen flatline fold fall through wither away elongate rescind bate shape flow away wrinkle slim tone down abbreviate extenuate retrench sink into oblivion disappear slowly retreat knock down dim telescope minimize minimise thin down phase out halt decelerate unlax coast cool dull fade out make smaller die away or out die away or down come to grief come to nothing retrocede atrophy back away drop back fall back pull out return chill out cool it go back retrogress move away grow faint disintegrate relapse give way evanesce give in become weak totter lose lapse skid devalue retrograde retract back depart move back grind to a halt crater drag buckle backslide cheapen be on the way out back off move further off bow out go away draw away draw back flow back go into a tailspin lose value fold up hit the dirt decrease in value tip over break down be precipitated cave in take a header decline in price draw to a close erode come down cut amputate impair thin crop clip abridge soft-pedal roll back cut back slack up take the bite out take the sting out

Verb

To cause to become physically weaker
weaken debilitate enfeeble enervate sap devitalize tire prostrate waste etiolate exhaust incapacitate undermine fatigue wear out drain cripple disable knacker knock out weary do in immobilize paralyse shatter make feeble paralyze lay low immobilise indispose impair frazzle poop torpefy make weak wash out fag out attenuate tax overtire overtax erode reduce diminish whack jade blunt emasculate vitiate tire out destroy take it out of wear to a frazzle put out of action handicap unnerve deplete bush disempower depress ruin wreck eviscerate render infirm tucker out wear down sicken wither lessen lower subvert disembowel exenterate sap your strength take it out of one unhinge encumber hamper injure hinder hurt mar harm extenuate sap one's strength sap the strength of unstrengthen eat away rob from wear away confine to bed confine to a wheelchair impoverish dilute wear harass break kill outwear bust make feebler fail fold burn out overwork faint strain overburden sink overstrain pain do up wilt ennui collapse water down pull the teeth of reduce the power of remove the sting from deprive of force reduce the powers of grow weary poop out give out peter out put to sleep go stale fell floor drop level down hamstring disarm overthrow mow defeat knock down knock over mow down bowl over bowl down bring someone to their knees make powerless make weary make helpless make impotent bring low flatten deck tucker topple bring down knock to the ground ground KO conk out lame throw down throw to the ground maim mangle rugby-tackle lay out overexert mutilate flag overdo overextend overfatigue hock damage droop unfit run ragged knock for six shoot down take out strike down knock unconscious kayo bankrupt draw bedraggle languish sag fizzle succumb deactivate halt overturn throw suck dry inactivate freeze palsy muzzle spoil batter pinion kibosh sabotage hogtie unbrace total arrest make tired disqualify invalidate render incapable put down catch off balance throw monkey wrench in cut down knock into the middle of next week bring to the ground use up wear someone out hobble make sleepy take shag out lay someone out disfigure spill upset drain of energy lay someone up burden pick off tumble wear on plague drowse deface dislimb sideline stifle dismember tip over upturn jam stop oppress fade glut weigh disenable pull down lose interest cause ennui grow tired trip clamp wheel-clamp make lame scatter tackle tie make inoperative action render inactive overcome overpower prevent from moving render inoperative prevent from working bring to a halt root shove unbalance bring to a standstill wipe out nearly kill make unfit spike restrict render powerless wear oneself to a shadow run into the ground set down trip up hurl to the ground wear oneself to a frazzle run down run over defuse grade roll poleax plaster debase flush lay straighten abrade bore spread out iron out roll out beat down appall transfix bemuse daze close deaden stun benumb anesthetize daunt petrify nonplus appal astound anaesthetize numb stupefy demolish knock off your feet disband make safe subjugate occupy make harmless deescalate neutralize remove the fuse from skin subdue unarm neutralise render defenseless strip stop dead make inert shut down make nerveless bring to grinding halt

Verb

To represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance
minimise minimize diminish downplay lessen reduce underrate undervalue understate moderate trivialise trivialize underestimate devalue whitewash minify underplay misprize weaken deemphasize mitigate deprecate discount extenuate cheapen qualify temper minimalize de-emphasize play down soft-pedal gloss over make light of shrug off sell short brush aside tone down talk down make little of detract from hold cheap pooh-pooh make light brush off restrain mute belittle decrease palliate hold back modulate attach little importance to give a lower profile give little weight to think nothing of depreciate downgrade derogate disparage dismiss denigrate scoff at discredit knock vilipend treat lightly decry run down scorn laugh off deride lower bad-mouth ridicule put down sneer at defame write off mock degrade rubbish slam slur underemphasize malign pan slate vilify diss trash asperse deflate dis criticize detract poor-mouth do down pour scorn on trash-talk cry down criticise laugh at pull apart slag off take to pieces rate too low pick holes in kiss off hit out at do an injustice to have a go at not do justice to drag through the mud do a hatchet job on revile condemn abuse think little of marginalize bash disdain smear roast cast aspersions on marginalise set little store by treat as unimportant censure traduce devaluate blister slander scorch demean dispraise rap calumniate rip disesteem dump on slight flame tear down be wrong about look down on poor mouth take down take down a peg think too little of cut down to size set no store by treat something lightly misjudge squelch squash disregard humble attack contemn disgrace denounce spurn discountenance fault despise subordinate pooh pooh shoot down sour grapes clamor against find fault with underprize underprice lambaste miscalculate take a swipe at shoot full of holes cut to the quick object frown disapprove discommend expostulate mudsling attenuate miscarry fail to appreciate sink devalorize depress set too little store by take dim view of not go for not do justice impugn libel blast sneer vituperate break mark down pull to pieces nose dive undermine speak ill of speak badly of tear into backbite withdraw put hooks in cut rate take away from subtract from look down one's nose at

Verb

Make or become more tender or loving
relent yield capitulate acquiesce give in melt backpedal unbend accede give way weaken blink bow budge concede forbear quit submit succumb surrender back down come round do a U-turn have mercy become lenient become merciful comply fold give quarter have pity knuckle under show mercy show pity slow sympathise sympathize admit something agree to something allow something be merciful concede something cave in come around cool it cry uncle die away do an about-turn give up lay back let go let happen lighten up mellow out say uncle change one's mind ease up on give some slack go along with go easy on let it happen change your mind take a softer line assent agree consent bend vacillate waver hesitate ease off ease up touch mollify relax disarm affect move forgive throw in the towel admit defeat defer cede concede defeat fall throw in the sponge raise the white flag climb down buckle under show the white flag be beaten accept defeat lay down arms be overcome wave the white flag lay down your arms relinquish crumble accept abandon go down go under be overwhelmed toss it in pack it in put up white flag give up the struggle grant suffer defeat be defeated retract collapse cave kowtow resign bow out deliver indulge lose buckle knuckle break be conquered abdicate yield to give way to lay down fall victim hand over pull out throw in your hand eat crow roll over give yourself up surrender to comply with lay down one's arms cooperate with acquiesce in give in to come to terms concur with resign yourself retreat compromise change give oneself up adapt entrust consign leave forego throw up one's hands chuck it in play dead throw up the sponge eat humble pie fall in line adhere conform eat one's words proffer stop drop despair desist tender cease waive present forswear be overcome by be overwhelmed by heed observe truckle leave off hand in bail out cut out chicken out be conquered by be beaten by show white flag give oneself over fold up cry quits turn over turn in call it quits act in accordance with be servile be the loser come off second-best be bested by fail be trounced be vanquished lose out keel be submissive hoist the white flag bend the knee resign oneself humble oneself give ground be converted come to grief default get the worst take a licking have the worst come up short be worsted fall short renege bow to something bow to someone give away the store backtrack suffer be humbled come a cropper drop a bundle be taken to cleaners meet one's Waterloo crash out be outdistanced take a beating agree with be persuaded cop out go back on default on do an about-face back out have second thoughts break your promise fail to honour break one's word allow approve endorse be converted to be persuaded by be won over recognize permit okay undertake engage comprobate roll over and play dead concede to come round to give carte blanche give blessing cave in to give something the nod consent to say yes acquiesce to enter into recognise be game for agree to give the green light back down to defer to assent to relent to give the go-ahead astipulate play ball be won over by

Verb

To partially or completely cook in advance

Verb

To punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
chasten humble humiliate subdue cow curb squash tame abase cheapen debase deflate degrade demean discipline discredit disgrace dishonour dishonor flatten foul lower mortify restrain shame sink smirch afflict check repress bring down bring low take down put down cut down to size put in your place put someone in their place take down a peg or two devalue embarrass belittle crush abash bemean denigrate cast down own take down a peg corrupt tarnish shoot down debauch smear show up disparage prostitute make someone eat crow quash pervert vitiate subvert taint deteriorate deprave chagrin warp bastardize poison discomfit lessen profane reduce downgrade canker diminish snub blot bastardise reproach tear down make a fool of drag through the mud put to shame make someone eat humble pie defame sully blemish slander stigmatize stoop demote demoralize descend blacken derogate besmear drag down demoralise defile cause to lose face censure stigmatise lower the status of run down reflect badly on bring into disrepute make ashamed bring shame to settle someone's hash give a black eye take the wind out of someone's sails harm stain damage break subjugate besmirch undermine disconcert expose slur injure slam pan destroy mudsling attaint libel disfavor pull down ridicule disfavour reduce the status of drag through the mire bring shame upon give a bad name put in a bad light get the better of have the last laugh on show in a bad light bring shame on blame deign condescend floor depress crawl demolish brand scandalize disconsider disoblige cast a slur spot mar control disregard deride desecrate disrespect scandalise mock brutalize spoil weaken dehumanize desensitize let down take apart dump on depreciate dehumanise decry desensitise detract brutalise silence overcome upset squelch betray give a bad name to tar and feather lose face minimize undervalue lower someone's status lower someone's dignity put away strike dumb make uncomfortable make someone feel ashamed minimise take to bits take to pieces make lose face cut down pop one's balloon make eat dirt put one away dispirit succumb sell out bring down a peg make one feel small cut to the quick deny suppress be untrue to oneself beat down abandon one's principles force to eat humble pie discourage dismay dishearten punish lower oneself demean yourself lower yourself debase oneself be reduced be reduced to demean oneself debase yourself debunk dash blister wither rip discountenance knock down puncture balloon confound confuse vanquish downplay let down easy get under control knock the stuffing out of kick in the teeth let wind out of sails take the wind out of somebody's sails play down cause to feel small put out of countenance cripple debilitate devaluate vilify malign calumniate soil insult compromise disesteem cast aspersions on do a hatchet job on ruin the reputation of pooh-pooh destroy someone's credibility detract from bring into disfavour damage someone's reputation blacken someone's name pollute befoul bestialize asperse abuse contaminate knock rubbish bad-mouth slag off traduce ruin bring discredit to blotch speak ill of attack trash infect breathe on discount impair deprecate assail rip up and down do a number on sling mud at muckrake animalize dismiss revile cast a slur on spread scandal about fling mud at run smear campaign lead astray trivialize distort violate deface scorn minify diss dis vilipend adulterate trivialise blight trash-talk poor-mouth roast dirty cry down write off hurt blacken the name of dilute make degenerate embitter prejudice underrate waste discolor despoil criticize discolour marginalize outrage blaspheme slate scorch tar criticise marginalise impugn bring dishonour to pour scorn on sneer at mark down pull apart influence mess up kiss off talk down have a go at treat with disrespect misuse disfigure decrease underestimate bust condemn attenuate understate manipulate treat lightly annoy disrate dispraise bash affront ravage laugh off laugh at slight misprize vandalize scoff at do down maculate hold cheap hit out at pick holes in treat sacrilegiously flame vandalise commit sacrilege muck up make light of reflect negatively curse vituperate speak badly of pull to pieces cast in a bad light damage the reputation of harm the reputation of muddy the reputation of blacken the reputation of seduce twist flaw unsettle mongrelize misemploy bend skew misapply colour bias alloy wreck endamage squander sell sacrifice turn badmouth subordinate jaundice worsen reduce in value bloody crab speckle devalorize sour lower in rank rot disdain color lower in status reduce in quality blackguard harden blast touch go bad inflict consume rust criticize unfairly go to hell relegate live in the gutter rap sneer deform undercut sabotage destabilize cross up toughen drag through mud drag someone's name through the mud sling mud corrode envenom spread lies about declass blacken the character of bad mouth give black eye sully the reputation of throw mud at rip up put hooks in tear into cut offend ulcer sore scourge bump set back revert provoke case-harden inure set a bad example destabilise nose dive aggravate drop reduce to the ranks kick downstairs hoodoo swear vice cuss voodoo darn wound defeat coarsen waste away axe slash taunt overwhelm smash enfeeble overpower ax dip slow make callous make unfeeling slap alter do wrong be evil talk dirty commit sin disappoint tease incapacitate sap devastate depredate sack pillage devour desolate spoliate keep down put double whammy on lace falsify automate robotize mechanize mechanise imbrute automatize barbarize impoverish extinguish blaspheme against write down faze fluster rattle displease nonplus vex irritate begrime grime muddy doctor putrefy cook horrify appal rout enervate sledge smudge miscall scuzz up slang gird jeer scoff appall put someone to shame lay waste to get one's comeuppance take the wind out harass commit sacrilege against worry make foul be rude to give offence to call names step on one's toes cause offence to cut dead hurt someone's feelings treat disrespectfully throw shade call someone names interfere with splash get dirty spatter bring to ruin cause instability tinker with fiddle with make impure tamper with muck gaum mire splatter distain bemire daub poor mouth pooh pooh sour grapes bring someone to their knees make filthy make dirty get filthy crumb bedraggle mess muss make mucky muss up take a swipe at shoot full of holes

Verb

To persuade someone to do something which they are reluctant to do, especially by flattery or promises
cajole coax sweet-talk wheedle manoeuvre beguile blandish entice flatter inveigle lure persuade seduce soft-soap tempt blarney palaver woo banter bootlick brownnose con crowd deceive decoy delude dupe entrap get round induce influence jolly maneuver massage mislead oil prevail on push snow soap stroke talk into tantalise tantalize urge butter up apple polish argue into build up get around sweeten up work on work over get next to hand a line make up to play up to spread it on suck up to lay it on thick rub the right way court adulate overpraise honey praise humour puff belaud fawn grovel humor beslaver glorify sell charm salve toady hero-worship fawn on creep to crawl to be all over cater to fall all over slaver smooth-talk brown-nose curry favor with curry favour compliment suck up rub up the right way abase oneself to be obsequious towards be sycophantic towards keep someone sweet demean oneself to bow and scrape to prostrate oneself to ingratiate oneself with be servile towards toady to grovel to kowtow to curry favor curry favour with get on the right side of truckle to dance attendance on flannel admire commend pay tribute to pander to panegyrize express admiration for laud pay court to wax lyrical about pay blandishments to make much of say nice things about compliment excessively lay it on with a trowel convince sway win over get move prevail upon draw convert coerce bring around allure bring round encourage press incite impel prompt bring pressure make reason incline compel invite impress pressurize hook talk round brainwash pressurise motivate instigate solicit twist someone's arm steer sell one on kowtow drive suck in manipulate coax into dispose lay it on finagle cause bait trick argue betray provoke attract dragoon force stimulate put across browbeat lead on lead bulldoze fawn over rope in fuss twist somebody's arm truckle crawl get on your side apple-polish cringe lick boots be servile honey up fall on one's knees twist one's arm pay court ensnare worm ingratiate talk work bribe prod jockey importune counsel trap mousetrap captivate satisfy plague goad gain intimidate steamroller pull inspire revere lean on railroad turn exhort bring pressure to bear on advise yield defer submit oblige trigger soothe actuate worship gush over harass constrain elevate activate crouch pander soften up sweep off one's feet stoop come on creep be obsequious kiss-up be obsequious to lick someone's boots turn on kiss feet put on a pedestal bow and scrape talk someone into draw in abase oneself before bring round to the idea of put pressure on scratch one's back egg on kiss up to put the screws on bring to reason talk over kiss one's feet make a believer nag into whet crack affect promote caress bend change wile mollycoddle fuss over pat spoil baby pet indulge cosset pamper alter bring over puff up flatter into back-scratch budge put the squeeze on butter up to exploit control play direct engineer bewitch goose appeal to adore bully squeeze steamroll toll enrapture beckon make a fuss of concede eulogize lead astray work upon fawn upon exalt roose stroke one's ego exert influence on prod into put someone up to something wheedle into cajole into get somebody on your side gain somebody's support win around effect sucker be sycophantic to be servile to prejudice pull strings with win round venerate fascinate enchant train rope drag overcome fool cheat trim edge manage negotiate ease bat eyes at hector suborn colour give way bend the knee prostrate oneself give in make up smoodge grovel before cringe before change one's mind show one the error of their ways make one see the light make someone see the light show someone the error of their ways wangle dangle a carrot in front of lionize gull tease pester jawbone barter make yourself felt with carry weight with touch bring pressure to bear upon cut any ice with hit on bring home to gain one's confidence fall over oneself for smoodge to be at beck and call eulogise sing the praises of cotton kneel smarm around bow cave in to debase cower praise to excess abase scrape bow and scrape before praise to the skies buddy up cow strong-arm badger rave over hoodwink color string along prove indoctrinate knuckle under tyrannize come on to outwit cozen outsmart lionise tyrannise turn the screws on bludgeon tighten the screws on arm-twist talk into something trip up catch out assail procure obligate hound propagandize enlist proselytize set up spur besiege beset muscle sandbag oppress proselyte propagandise proselytise trouble torment blackjack vex enforce rally rouse occasion elicit propel impassion nudge stir wheedle someone into spark inspirit energize incentivize evoke steel invigorate plead with turn on to press someone into pressurize someone into convert to cause to believe reason someone into pressure someone into lead to do hearten impact exhilarate animate uplift arouse empower vitalize galvanize excite embolden win argument bring to senses gain confidence of prod someone into lead to believe prove to wear down galvanise envigorate strike incentify refresh incentivise prick energise help necessitate insist on put the heat on come at have someone do something use strong-arm tactics on hint to stir up fire up pump up cheer on whip up pep up spur on boost up suggest to kiss the feet of

Verb

To lie half-hidden or in shelter

Verb

To change (something) so as to make it suitable for a particular use or situation
condition prepare prime adapt process ready temper acclimate acclimatise acclimatize adjust fashion fit shape tailor treat accommodate conform doctor edit put season suit make ready accustom habituate attune reconcile familiarize familiarise harden modify alter train inure tailor-make tune acculturate assimilate discipline convert change customize get used to customise initiate mould integrate make regulate school harmonize mold toughen square harmonise qualify quadrate acquaint domesticate orientate transform revise set readjust align remodel settle tweak reshape proportion orient come to terms with design come to accept mature learn to live with fit in ripen educate break in affect mellow form equip naturalize age climatize make used acculture pattern frame naturalise cut coordinate model create arrange rework become accustomed revamp introduce fix improve become resigned balance vary amend compose match get accustomed determine get used get someone accustomed become seasoned get someone used become accustomed to become naturalized familiarize oneself with familiarize someone with trim organize organise shape up make consistent play oneself in learn about instruct plan strengthen fortify plot steel indurate realign refashion redesign restyle become inured style anneal moderate mitigate make experienced desensitize size measure dispose reconstruct reorganize redo desensitise resign oneself case-harden true up set straight position jack up put in position put in place refine metamorphose bend groom empower coach gear define comply break someone in reorganise make suitable correspond custom-build personalise dovetail custom-make personalize turn face locate develop make adjustments to make alterations to haunt teach frequent visit key conciliate accord influence find your feet cut to fit make improvements to make to measure make to order make appropriate to make fitting to make appropriate for make fitting for find one's way around find one's feet get one's bearings blend follow guide produce endure confirm devote addict tolerate show the ropes modulate counterbalance compensate reconciliate familiarize with resort to hang at go along to get along run with the pack roll with punches follow the crowd follow tradition be guided by be conventional follow custom follow convention keep in step follow beaten path swim with the stream devise construct build grow chart choreograph take to make familiar with make used to make agree resign become map out lay out be in harmony with grow accustomed to be in tune with become used to be in accord with blend in sculpt cast become acquainted with sculpture get to know carve hew whittle forge block manipulate rectify calibrate rearrange order rejig enhance reform repair roughhew assemble pat crystallise smooth fabricate correct normalize redress jigger recast overhaul normalise grade sharpen twiddle focus tighten troubleshoot mend straighten sort throw together crystallize mint block out knead bring together chisel fine-tune patch up bring into line fiddle with make good fix up see to make conform put right set right put in working order set to rights tune up emend restore level shift renovate remedy straighten out sort out upgrade recondition reorder rebuild remake debug better make over ameliorate put in order recalibrate reorient right cure put to rights redraft tidy straighten up iron out even out remould refurbish line up control reshuffle reorientate rewrite update program remold programme methodize switch evolve set up even up standardize systematize do up resolve range renew array turn around pick up make up for replace red-pencil permute touch up flatten raise patch deal with standardise transmute mutate transfigure dial back systematise clean up move transpose rehabilitate heal perfect manage service modernize marshal refit smooth down reset rescript reword help make right make level interchange tidy up even increase uncrease paste down modernise retread marshall scrub augment restructure synchronize inflect polish turn the corner transmogrify place grow used to progress smooth out transfer retrieve equalize get into the habit group synchronise classify revolutionize regularize permutate rephrase fettle rebrand neaten diversify redraw codify lift regenerate justify reconstitute file revolutionise advance hone reschedule compensate for launder elevate regularise equalise make different rehash turn over new leaf pay one's dues configure clear up redeploy draw up rationalize redistribute pitch displace unravel shuffle redispose change around rejuvenate rationalise redevelop shake up optimise optimize counteract copy-edit neutralize swap morph time cancel relocate change round retool allineate retouch emendate catalogue equate translate tabulate make straight categorize become different distribute alternate reverse catalog reclaim rank reconfigure warp switch over shift gears sequence index systemize make tidy spruce up neutralise recompense face-lift rejigger commute turn the tables fine tune make changes to balance out tamper with put back together restore to working order make amends for do over go over transition make innovations review turn things around make amends make as good as new regiment triage set the record straight clean up act make even put straight establish make better set out redeem categorise parallel compare reward up make flush rise heighten boost intonate juggle play around with jiggle around reacclimate purify cultivate recuperate individualize individualise deconflict autotune maintain string dial gauge placate write software negotiate uprate load software load instructions appease mediate compound make friends bury the hatchet perk up take off make perfect make strides smooth over solve reposition remove transubstantiate diverge alchemize regroup spring-clean govern metamorphosize exchange make an alteration make an adjustment restart tone denature cook give facelift uplift avenge gage budge get with it pay dues metastasize metamorphize stir up class assign give a face-lift get working again get in order go straight do justice rehab predispose meliorate enrich change completely sing different tune turn upside down turn one around transplant dislocate pull push offset undergo a change acquaint yourself catch on accustom yourself acclimatize yourself become au fait line freshen up clarify streamline collimate redecorate bring up to code lessen reduce lower curb restrain get working bear upon impinge upon have an impact on untangle unscramble diagnose delouse invert alphabetize conduct set in order formalize formalise put away space move around situate undergo a sea change polish up make improvements scrutinize reexamine blue-pencil go through scrutinise brush up scan look over bone up pass transit transmutate trade remix tamper counterpoise ease schedule beautify recreate relieve nullify countervail change the tone of write instructions reassemble tone down play down swap round turn about switch round fluctuate swing disguise vacillate veer distort flip-flop substitute make smarter tart up make neater gussy up posh up smarten doll up spruce jazz up brighten up make parallel put in columns arrange in line put in rows compile remove errors work the bugs out of equilibrize list structure countercheck frustrate annul negative vindicate negate prioritize constitute reinforce pair off tie come out even come out collate cancel out oppose mesh retract initialize initialise make a change recompense for collocate pigeonhole book maneuver take care of handle administer act with attend to work on effect manoeuvre concoct act on work perform on band mix acquiesce revivify revitalize consolidate formulate correlate inventory make restitution make reparation level out make reparation for pay for make restitution for restore the balance slot in fix a time for timetable pencil in prearrange diary slate orchestrate resurrect restitute meld prioritise whip into shape lick into shape combine knock into shape stand reenforce remaster submit make equal equal familiarize yourself become similar become like gather muster lay center centre row back revitalise even off uncurl seat yield follow the rules observe the rules obey the rules do a U-turn on democratise democratize make uniform emulate handicap level up commeasure socialize socialise communize make the same level off rival flip-flop on eat one's words yo-yo on change gears on about-face do an about-turn on unkink repay shepherd keep to the rules stick to the rules adhere to the rules do what one is told abide by the rules comply with the rules toe the line spread out unbend uncoil re-create synthesize bring into harmony adjust to the correct pitch doctor up return go with the flow play by the rules syncretize reimburse unfold untwist make harmonious make congruent synthesise make compatible play it by the book act in accordance with the rules correct mid-course phony up cause to sit easily with remit make repayment cause to sit happily with pay back relinquish cause to be in agreement honor a claim refund give back put vertical put perpendicular put upright make plumb smarten up

Verb

Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
undermine weaken sabotage subvert threaten damage hurt impair compromise disable injure cripple diminish reduce ruin sap enfeeble hinder impede mar spoil botch shake debilitate disempower eat away whittle away attenuate blunt challenge corrode demoralise demoralize dent destabilise destabilize dig emasculate foil foul up frustrate mine sandbag thwart torpedo tunnel wear wreck dig out drag through the mud hollow out chip away at clip one's wings queer the pitch of poke full of holes knock the bottom out of put the kibosh on throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw a spanner in the works of harm destroy vitiate lessen blemish break blight tarnish erode disrupt decrease enervate deface disfigure debase flaw endamage crab crush corrupt bloody taint ravage cross up water down devitalize dilute smash sully invalidate shatter prejudice shrink wound deplete cut impoverish jeopardize undercut lower besmirch take the edge off wear away undo demolish thin trash devastate temper annihilate defile dismantle jeopardise total mess up be detrimental to abate gut blot cause detriment to unsettle consume deteriorate degrade curb check limit devalue etiolate moderate pervert mitigate contract wither rough up adulterate devaluate tire shock interfere with incapacitate queer stain waste discolour discolor desecrate infect scorch batter constrict dirty calm vandalize have a bad effect on smash up louse up muck up mangle raze assuage do harm to wreak havoc on smirch be prejudicial to be disadvantageous to soothe ease vandalise crack be deleterious to play havoc with drive a nail into the coffin of knock sap the strength of gnaw use up blacken whittle crool bruise influence lead astray pull the rug out from under scotch endanger scupper imperil upset cost prostrate minimize minimise detract demean belittle dislocate dim have a negative effect on atrophy bodge blow soil befoul chip away dilapidate cause the sacrifice of result in harm to cause the loss of warp debauch deprave manipulate put at risk distort blotch speckle drain emaciate exhaust shrivel result in damage to lead to the end of nick mutilate rob from wear down knock off balance wrench touch afflict depress disturb curtail lighten deflate dissipate rarefy extenuate offset handle roughly strike at the foundations wear out blast inconvenience prune set a bad example extend lace sophisticate disfeature excavate numb dull bleach scratch play merry hell with abuse fade tear bang up stab lacerate scathe maltreat do damage to wrong maim split cause injury pollute rust rot contaminate burn disintegrate tamper with dump on do mischief to deaden dampen infringe encroach on screw up detract from shake up take out downsize narrow restrict downscale make feebler pare down cut down cut back retrench burrow hollow gouge make feeble put out of commission throw a monkey wrench into put out of action cool thin out worsen allay muffle reduce the power of deprive of force knock down make weaker de-escalate soften up cut away slake mollify benumb damp sate pull the teeth of appease alleviate cauterize remove the sting from relieve reduce the powers of place a limit on tone down hebetate desensitise cauterise obtund put a damper on desensitize unfit ding disqualify tweak cheapen gouge out cut out lose strength make useless

Verb

To punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
chasten castigate chastise correct discipline penalise penalize punish admonish afflict berate censure chide exprobate objurgate rebuke reprehend repress reprimand reproach reprove scold scourge subjugate suppress tongue-lash try upbraid call down fulminate against take to task have on the carpet rake over the coals carpet lecture criticize lambaste remonstrate with tell off criticise give someone a dressing-down dress down tick off bawl out chew out haul over the coals give a talking-to read the riot act blast lay into give someone a roasting lambast give someone a rocket rag rate monster baste keelhaul bollock trim pull up ream out rap over the knuckles give someone an earful give someone a telling-off rail against rail at give someone a caning give someone hell give someone a rollicking have a go at give someone a mouthful let someone have it give someone what for give someone a wigging give someone a bollocking tear off a strip give someone a rating give someone a row rap wig row ream take someone to task blame nag tear into rant at come down on pitch into lace into slap down hammer flay score jaw put down put on the mat give someone some stick jump on blow up excoriate pummel pummelled find fault with bring someone to book chew someone out lay down the law slap someone's wrist send someone away with a flea in their ear attack abuse slate vituperate condemn rail caution bring to book visit blow up at throw the book at lean on light into yell at come down on like a ton of bricks give a rocket slap someone on the wrist rap someone over the knuckles call to account arraign exprobrate recompense take disciplinary action against spank skelp ferule denounce revile warn reprobate disparage vilify threap cavil recriminate taunt adjure counsel advise climb all over put on the carpet asperse objurate expostulate speak preach mete out punishment to criticize strongly be hard on rag on teach someone a lesson tear down make an example of pick on talk to tear a strip off draw the line give a going over tell a thing or two rap on knuckles slap on wrist strongly criticize call on the carpet give someone stick come down hard on give a piece of one's mind go on at have someone on the carpet take to the woodshed keep after slam savage bash flame diss trash lash assail scathe belabor potshot cane whip blister scorch beat thrash flog scarify drub belabour slap on the wrist rap someone the knuckles jump down one's throat drag over the coals criticize severely lay out harangue slag off knock pillory pan inveigh against bag roast rubbish bad-mouth denunciate cut up slash check crucify execrate deprecate fault slag dispraise dis skin run down malign rave at decry anathematize protest denigrate animadvert on declaim lesson hit out at monish rant fulminate pull apart rip into pull to pieces jump all over lash out at call over the coals accuse rake discredit deplore thunder complain skewer proscribe rip rollick shellac jawbone disapprove besmirch impugn slur judge trounce rave spout fume animadvert carp at give someone a bad press inveigh remonstrate disapprove of maul speak to pour scorn on cast aspersions on give something a bad press derogate express disapproval of ostracise ostracize declaim against give some stick to get after tear apart give one hell go on about kick up a fuss about take issue with kick up a stink about reprimand severely let fly round on pull someone up lash out lampoon rap someone's knuckles moralise moralize ridicule tear to pieces take apart smear cudgel slap deride strike smother hit satirize harass dress-down fry zap oppose defame chew rank on give going-over satirise slang give a tongue-lashing twit cavil at rake over coals reject lash into dishonor dishonour disgrace give tongue-lashing give somebody a piece of one's mind attask tear someone a new one give someone a dressing down give someone a telling off have words rap across the knuckles severely reprimand ding notice glue forewarn growl hoist take to pieces sail into nitpick about bring to account give piece of mind sledge throw brickbats at charge give someone a carpeting eat out criticize hatefully shout at cuss out lay on give comeuppance scorn backbite contemn rebuff incriminate carp on sound off go after jack up sit on give flak to pick holes in take down stigmatize prosecute criticize harshly take somebody to task take down a peg find fault give a hard time get on burn one's ears tax have your knife in bag on give a bad press to vituperate against stigmatise run something down impeach show up indict charge with call to task point the finger at read out look askance pick apart give the devil think badly of express disapprobation express disapprobation of stick it to send someone away with a flea in his lower the boom give the dickens argue with rage make a protest to thunder against rage against expostulate about protest strongly at remonstrate about challenge curse frame pronounce depreciate belittle name adjudge storm object make a fuss about make a stand against object to raise objections to vociferate kick make a protest against complain vociferously about disagree violently with oppose strongly put up a fight against kick against complain bitterly about take a stand against speak out against kick up take great exception to protest against bluster huff send up put away point finger at hang something on blow whistle on thumbs down on pin it on let have it speak out send up the river lay at one's door make a stand menace intimidate take a stand vociferate about mouth off about animadvert upon rant and rave swear at discourse orate address talk perorate descant expatiate mouth off exhort earbash pontificate to sermonize to spout to soapbox declaim to stump accost apostrophize spiel sermonize preach to hold forth to sermonise buttonhole spout at spiel to deliver a tirade to speechify to preachify to sound off to get on a soapbox hold forth give a lecture to

Trái nghĩa của soften

soften Thành ngữ, tục ngữ

Music ♫

Copyright: Synonym Dictionary ©

Stylish Text Generator for your smartphone
Let’s write in Fancy Fonts and send to anyone.