|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
to make less severe or intense
The student asked the teacher to mitigate the harsh punishment.
Related English words: mitigable (able to be mitigated), mitigation, mitigative (tending to mitigate), mitigator, mitigatory (mitigative)
Latin root words: mitigatio, mitigationis, f. - a soothing, an assuaging; mitigo, mitigare, mitigavi, mitigatus - to soften, ripen; to soothe, calm, assuage, appease, pacify