mitigate mitigate  /ˈmɪ tə ˌɡeɪt/


  1. (v) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  2. (v) make less severe or harsh


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  • But for the mitigating circumstances of his age and ill health, he would have got a very harsh punishment.


  1. U.S. Open 2013 leaderboard: Phil Mickelson leads by 1 through 6 holes

    Phil Mickelson hasn't been as sharp on Friday as he was on Thursday, but he's managed to mitigate trouble and still holds the lead at 2-under. More U.S. Open : Complete coverage Leaderboard updates Mickelson began the day at 3-under but dropped a shot with a three-putt bogey at No. 1. He's found trouble on a few more holes but recovered each time and is 1-over on the round through six holes ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Fitch: Inflation, Government Intervention, and Capital Controls Test Argentine Corporates

    Strong capital structures mitigate inflation, government intervention, capital controls and limited access to debt markets for Argentine corporates, according to a new Fitch Rating
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Wal-Mart hiring more temporary workers

    May be a strategy to mitigate higher health care costs Wal-Mart Stores Inc has in recent months been only hiring temporary workers, which it calls "flexible associates," at many of its U.S. stores.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

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