Worse to better

mitigate
(v)
MIT-i-gate
Meaning

moderate; make less harsh or severe

1st Sample Sentence

At his sentencing, the judge said, "I believe your philanthropic projects mitigate your guilt to some degree, and so I have decided to reduce your sentence by five years."

Root

mitis (gentle, soft) (Latin)

Synonyms

extenuate, mitigate

Mnemonics

think of MITIGATE as COLGATE (toothpaste). Use of COLGATE lessen or try to lessen the extent of germs in our teeth. Use of MITIGATE will also lessen or try lessen the extent of [depends on your usage:)}] mitigate -> MIT + i + gate. when you reach the gates of MIT. your tensions about PG admissions will be appeased/mitigated!!

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