A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to be lessened)
a. to be mitigated
Aunque los efectos no desaparezcan de todo, al menos podrán mitigarse.Although the effects won't entirely disappear, at least they'll be mitigated.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to lessen)
a. to mitigate
Estas medidas preventivas pueden mitigar el peligro.These preventive measures may mitigate the danger.
b. to reduce
Se propusieron medidas para mitigar el impacto del cambio climático.Measures were suggested to reduce the impact of climate change.
3. (to make less severe)
a. to alleviate
La labor de los voluntarios contribuye a mitigar el hambre en las comunidades necesitadas.The work by these volunteers helps alleviate hunger in communities in need.
b. to relieve
La medicina mitigó los síntomas del paciente.The medicine relieved the patient's symptoms.
c. to ease
Las palabras de Ana mitigaron mi angustia.Ana's words eased my anguish.
4. (to soothe)
a. to calm (nerves or rage)
¿Hay algo que puedo hacer para mitigar los nervios cuando tengo un examen?Is there anything I can do to calm my nerves when I have an exam?
5. (to dispel)
a. to allay (fears, doubts, anxieties)
La declaración del presidente mitigó los temores de los ciudadanos.The president's statement allayed citizens' fears.
6. (to slake)
a. to quench
Cuando salgo a correr, siempre llevo agua encima para mitigar la sed.When I go out running, I always take water with me to quench my thirst.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (aplacar; miseria, daño, efecto)
a. to alleviate, to reduce
2. (ánimos)
a. to calm
3. (sed)
a. to slake
4. (hambre)
a. to take the edge off
5. (choque, golpe)
a. to soften
6. (dudas, sospechas)
a. to allay
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transitive verb
(gen) to mitigate (formal); [+dolor] to relieve; ease; [+sed] to quench; [+ira] to calm; appease; [+temores] to allay; [+calor] to reduce; [+soledad] to alleviate; relieve;
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