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mi tuh gayt

  • v  lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  • v  make less severe or harsh

  • But for the mitigating circumstances of his age and ill health, he would have got a very harsh punishment.
  • Take the successful efforts to create a market to help mitigate acid rain.
  • Geithner has been in the middle of efforts to mitigate the financial crisis since it began in August 2007, and he is likely to be welcomed in Capitol Hill confirmation hearings as .
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  • 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
    June 14, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - SB Nation
  • 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.        
    June 13, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

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