Offset vs Mitigate - What's the difference?

offset | mitigate |

As verbs the difference between offset and mitigate

is that offset is to compensate for something while mitigate is to reduce, lessen, or decrease.

As a noun offset

is anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.

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(en noun)
  • Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
  • Today's victory was an offset to yesterday's defeat.
  • (international trade) A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the buying country. This kind of agreement may be used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
  • A time at which something begins; outset.
  • A printing method, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.
  • (programming) The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
  • An array of bytes uses its index as the offset , of words a multiple thereof.
  • (signal analysis) The displacement between the base level of a measurement and the signal's real base level.
  • The raw signal data was subjected to a baseline correction process to subtract the sensor's offset and drift variations.
  • The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
  • There is a small offset between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing .
  • (surveying) A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.
  • An abrupt bend in an object, such as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.
  • (botany) A short prostrate shoot that takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc.
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  • A spur from a range of hills or mountains.
  • (architecture) A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; a set-off.
  • Verb

  • To compensate for something.
  • I'll offset the time difference locally.
    to offset one charge against another
  • To form an offset in (a wall, rod, pipe, etc.).
  • See also

    * onset


    * English irregular verbs ----




  • 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


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

    Coordinate terms

    * (l)