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Meaning of word soften from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

soften   verb

Meaning : Make (images or sounds) soft or softer.

Make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper.


Meaning : Lessen in force or effect.

Example : Soften a shock.
Break a fall.

Synonyms : break, damp, dampen, weaken

Meaning : Give in, as to influence or pressure.

Synonyms : relent, yield

Hold one's ground. Maintain a position. Be steadfast or upright.

I am standing my ground and won't give in!.
remain firm, stand

Meaning : Protect from impact.

Example : Cushion the blow.

Synonyms : buffer, cushion

Meaning : Make less severe or harsh.

Example : He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears.

Synonyms : mince, moderate

Meaning : Make soft or softer.

Example : This liquid will soften your laundry.

Make hard or harder.

The cold hardened the butter.
harden, indurate

Meaning : Become soft or softer.

Example : The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it.

Become hard or harder.

The wax hardened.
harden, indurate