Loosen vs Mitigate - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Loosen is a related term of mitigate.
As verbs the difference between loosen and mitigate
is that loosen
is to make loose while mitigate
is to reduce, lessen, or decrease.
To make loose.
- to loosen a knot
* Francis Bacon
- After the Thanksgiving meal, Bill loosened his belt.
To free from restraint; to set at liberty.
- After a year's rooting, then shaking doth the tree good by loosening of the earth.
To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.
- It loosens his hands, and assists his understanding.
- (Francis Bacon)
* loosen the apron strings
* loosen the purse strings
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