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mitigate
used in The Merchant of Venice

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Definition
make less harmful or unpleasant
  • I have spoke thus much
    To mitigate the justice of thy plea,
    Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
    Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (45% in)
mitigate = make less harmful
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