Soften vs Calm - What's the difference?

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Soften is a related term of calm.


In lang=en terms the difference between soften and calm

is that soften is to become soft or softer while calm is to become calm.

As verbs the difference between soften and calm

is that soften is to make something soft or softer while calm is to make calm.

As an adjective calm is

(of a person) peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.

As a noun calm is

(in a person) the state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.

soften

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To make something soft or softer.
  • Soften the butter before beating in the sugar.
  • To undermine the morale of someone (often soften up ).
  • Before the invasion, we softened up the enemy with the artillery.
  • To make less harsh
  • Having second thoughts, I softened my criticism.
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  • To become soft or softer
  • The butter softened as it warmed up.

    calm

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • (of a person) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.
  • (of a place or situation) Free of noise and disturbance.
  • (of water) with little waves on the surface.
  • Without wind or storm.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * (free from anger and anxiety) stressed, nervous, anxious * (free of noise and disturbance) disturbed * (without wind or storm) windy, stormy

    Derived terms

    * calm as a millpond * ice-calm

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
  • (in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.
  • A period of time without wind.
  • * Bible, Mark iv. 39
  • The wind ceased, and there was a great calm .

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * ice-calm

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make calm.
  • to calm a crying baby
    to calm the passions
  • * Dryden
  • to calm the tempest raised by Aeolus
  • To become calm.
  • Synonyms

    * calm down, cool off, ease, pacify, quieten, soothe, subdue

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