Mitigate vs Stop - What's the difference?

mitigate | stop |


As a verb mitigate

is to reduce, lessen, or decrease.

As a noun stop is

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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)

    stop

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) . More at stuff, stump. Alternate etymology derives Proto-Germanic *stupp?n? from an assumed . This derivation, however, is doubtful, as the earliest instances of the Germanic verb do not carry the meaning of "stuff, stop with tow". Rather, these senses developed later in response to influence from similar sounding words in Latin and RomanceThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, "stop"..

    Verb

    (stopp)
  • (label) To cease moving.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}
  • (label) To come to an end.
  • (label) To cause (something) to cease moving or progressing.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) , title= Ideas coming down the track , passage=A “moving platform” scheme
  • (label) To cause (something) to come to an end.
  • (label) To close or block an opening.
  • To adjust the aperture of a camera lens.
  • (label) To stay; to spend a short time; to reside temporarily.
  • * R. D. Blackmore
  • * 1931 , , Mapp & Lucia , chapter 7
  • (label) To tarry.
  • (label) To regulate the sounds of (musical strings, etc.) by pressing them against the fingerboard with the finger, or otherwise shortening the vibrating part.
  • (label) To punctuate.
  • * Landor
  • (label) To make fast; to stopper.
  • Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing)'' or the ''to infinitive. See for more information.
    Synonyms
    * (to cease moving) brake, desist, halt * (to come to an end) blin, cease, desist, discontinue, halt, terminate * (to cause to cease moving) cancel, cease, discontinue, halt, terminate * (to cause to come to an end) blin, cancel, cease, discontinue, halt, terminate
    Antonyms
    * (to cease moving) continue, go, move, proceed * (to come to an end) continue, proceed * (to cause to cease moving) continue, move * (to cause to come to an end) continue, move
    Derived terms
    * stop-and-search / stop-and-frisk * stop by * stopcock * stop down * stop in * stop off * stop out * stop over * stop up * stopwatch * the buck stops here

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A (usually marked) place where line buses, trams or trains halt to let passengers get on and off, usually smaller than a station.
  • An action of stopping; interruption of travel.
  • * De Foe
  • * Sir Isaac Newton
  • * John Locke
  • A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop.
  • (label) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis; a plosive.
  • A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.
  • That which stops, impedes, or obstructs; an obstacle; an impediment.
  • * Daniel
  • * Rogers
  • A function that halts playback or recording in devices such as videocassette and DVD player.
  • (label) A button that activates the stop function.
  • (label) A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ.
  • (label) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.
  • (label) The depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones.
  • (label) An f-stop.
  • (label) A device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.
  • (label) A member, plain or moulded, formed of a separate piece and fixed to a jamb, against which a door or window shuts.
  • The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.
  • Synonyms
    * (place for vehicles to load and unload passengers) halt, station * (consonant sound where air is blocked) plosive, occlusive
    Derived terms
    * bus stop * truck stop
    References

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Prone to halting or hesitation.
  • Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • halt! stop!
  • Punctuation

    (en-punctuation mark)
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . See stoup.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small well-bucket; a milk-pail.
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