Pronunciation of Soften
/s_ˈɒ_f_ə_n/, /sˈɒfən/, /sˈɒfən/
Antonyms for soften:
solidify, incite, agitate, embitter, excite, enlarge, coagulate, aggravate, upset, augment, recruit, prolong, energize, enhance, provoke, increase, compliment, beef, disturb, trouble, irritate, praise, withhold, intensify, grow, extend, harden, vitalize, invigorate, worry, strengthen, raise, magnify, rise, heighten, worsen, rejuvenate, sharpen.
Usage examples for soften:
- But though wine at first seemed to soften his heart, the effect a few hours later was very different. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- It would soften the blow for them, Walton." - "Left Guard Gilbert", Ralph Henry Barbour.
- Vexation, perhaps, prevented us from attending as much as we otherwise might have done to Mr. Henderson when he told us that there were rumours of a serious disturbance at Bristol; until Emily recollected that Griff had been talking for some days past of riding over to see his friend in the cavalry regiment there stationed, and we all agreed that it was most likely that he was there; and our wrath began to soften in the belief that he might have been detained to give his aid in the cause of order, though his single arm could not be expected to effect as much as at Hillside. - "Chantry House", Charlotte M. Yonge.
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Rhymes for soften:
- offen, often;