Asswage vs Mitigate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between asswage and mitigate
is that asswage
is while mitigate
is to reduce, lessen, or decrease.
* , Genesis 8:1
* , Job 16:5-6
- And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged ;
- 5. But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
- 6. Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
* 1795 —
* 1813 —
- 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.
* 1896 —
- But in yielding to it the retaliation has been mitigated as much as possible, both in its extent and in its character...
* 1901 — , ch 7
- Then they tell us that vaccination will mitigate the disease that it will make it milder.
* 1920 —
- Then I discovered the brilliance of the landscape around was mitigated by blue spectacles.
- 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 reduce or lessen) check, diminish, ease, lighten, mollify, pacify, palliate
* (to reduce or lessen) aggrandize, aggravate, exacerbate, incite, increase, intensify, irritate, worsen