Eradicate vs Mitigate - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between eradicate and mitigate

is that eradicate is to completely destroy; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate while mitigate is to downplay.

As verbs the difference between eradicate and mitigate

is that eradicate is to pull up by the roots; to uproot while mitigate is to reduce, lessen, or decrease.

eradicate

English

Verb

(eradicat)
  • To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
  • To completely destroy; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.
  • Small pox was globally eradicated in 1980

    Synonyms

    * (to pull up by the roots): root up, uproot * (to completely destroy): annihilate, exterminate, extirpate * See also

    Antonyms

    * radicate

    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)