extenuate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To lessen or attempt to decrease the magnitude or seriousness of, specifically by providing limited excuses. See Synonyms at palliate.
    • Archaic to produce slim or emaciated.
    • Archaic To reduce the effectiveness of.
    • Obsolete To belittle; disparage.
    • to produce thin or slender; to draw away so as to reduce the thickness.
    • To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or deteriorate the power of; to decrease the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- in opposition to aggravate.
    • to lessen or break down; to detract from.
    • to minimize or make an effort to reduce the magnitude or severity of, especially by providing partial excuses. See Synonyms at palliate.
    • Archaic In order to make slim or emaciated.
    • Archaic to cut back the effectiveness of.
    • Obsolete To belittle; disparage.
    • To make thin or slender; to attract down to be able to decrease the width.
    • To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or deteriorate the force of; to diminish the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- in opposition to aggravate.
    • to reduce or degrade; to detract from.
  • verb:
    • In order to make slim or slender; to draw away so as to decrease the thickness.
    • to minimize; to palliate; to reduce or deteriorate the force of; to diminish the conception of, as criminal activity, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- in opposition to worsen.
    • to lessen or degrade; to detract from.
    • decrease or to you will need to lessen the severity or degree of
    • to create thin or thin; to draw out so as to minimize the depth.
    • To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or deteriorate the power of; to decrease the conception of, as criminal activity, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- in opposition to aggravate.
    • to lessen or degrade; to detract from.
    • lessen or even try to reduce the seriousness or level of
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become slimmer; to make excuses; to advance palliating factors.
    • In order to become slimmer; to create excuses; to advance palliating factors.
  • adjective:
    • slim; slender.
    • Thin; slender.
  • others:
    • to create slim, slim, slender, or rare; reduce in thickness or thickness; draw-out; attenuate.
    • to create smaller in degree or look; make less blamable indeed or in estimation; reduced in relevance or level, as a fault or criminal activity; mitigate; palliate: against worsen.
    • To detract from, as people or thing; minimize in honor, estimation, or relevance.
    • Synonyms See palliate.
    • In order to become thin or thinner or even more slim; be slow or attenuated.
    • slim; slender.
    • In order to make slim, lean, slim, or unusual; reduce thick or density; acquire; attenuate.
    • To make smaller in degree or appearance; make less blamable in reality or in estimation; lower in importance or level, as a fault or crime; mitigate; palliate: against aggravate.
    • To detract from, as a person or thing; minimize in honor, estimation, or significance.
    • Synonyms See palliate.
    • to be thin or thinner or higher thin; be drawn out or attenuated.
    • slim; slender.

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