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Synonyms for mitigation

Noun

1. extenuation, mitigation, palliation, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
usage: to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
2. extenuation, mitigation, excuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justification
usage: a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
3. moderation, mitigation, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
usage: the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
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