Definition of mitigates
make less severe, serious, or painful.
One is to develop a serious plan for mitigating extreme poverty.
Example of mitigates
Another major point in the argument against capital punishment is called mitigating circumstances.
As it stands, this preposterously long-term deal only mitigates the first year of that possibility.
But the issue won't be mitigated until conservatives make a serious effort to get into academics and make their arguments heard.
Clearly, there can be mitigating circumstances as the Panel recognises.
drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem
Even manslaughter could be covered by a fine if there were mitigating circumstances, or if the victim were a slave.
Every case of slavery, however lenient its inflictions and mitigated its atrocities, indicates an oppressor, the oppressed, and oppression.
If there turns out to be mitigating circumstances, they would come out in the court case.
If you have serious credit card debts, the best way to mitigate the bill is to switch to zero interest plastic.
In fact, there is alarming evidence that a significant number of people actually believe that where drinking is a factor in rape, it mitigates the offence itself.