\sˈɒfən], \sˈɒfən], \s_ˈɒ_f_ə_n]\
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- WordNet 3.0
By Princeton University
- English Dictionary Database
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
- New Age Dictionary Database
By Oddity Software
To make soft or more soft.
To render less hard; -- said of matter.
To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.
To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.
To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.
To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.
To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.
To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.
To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.
To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
- The american dictionary of the english language.
By Daniel Lyons
- The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
By James Champlin Fernald
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
- The Clarendon dictionary
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman