Mitigate vs Inspection - What's the difference?

mitigate | inspection |


As a verb mitigate

is to reduce, lessen, or decrease.

As a noun inspection is

act of examining something, often closely.

mitigate

English

Verb

(mitigat)
  • To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
  • * 1795
  • Measures are pursuing to prevent or mitigate the usual consequences of such outrages, and with the hope of their succeeding at least to avert general hostility.
  • * 1813
  • But in yielding to it the retaliation has been mitigated as much as possible, both in its extent and in its character...
  • * 1896
  • Then they tell us that vaccination will mitigate the disease that it will make it milder.
  • * 1901 — , ch 7
  • Then I discovered the brilliance of the landscape around was mitigated by blue spectacles.
  • * 1920
  • The plague had not been kind to him, yet had left him this small furry thing to mitigate his sorrow; and when one is very young, one can find great relief in the lively antics of a black kitten.
  • To downplay.
  • Synonyms

    * (to reduce or lessen) check, diminish, ease, lighten, mollify, pacify, palliate

    Antonyms

    * (to reduce or lessen) aggrandize, aggravate, exacerbate, incite, increase, intensify, irritate, worsen

    Coordinate terms

    * (l)

    inspection

    English

    Alternative forms

    * enspection * (l) (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Act of examining something, often closely.
  • Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a dolphin, not a shark!
  • Organization that checks that certain laws or rules are obeyed.
  • The inspection fined the restaurant's owner because the kitchen was dirty.

    Synonyms

    * examination * scrutiny

    Anagrams

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