mit·i·gate /'mi-tə-ˌgāt/ vb -gat·ed, -gat·ing
vt: to lessen or minimize the severity of
what actions the State took to mitigate the hazardous conditionsEstate of Arrowwood v. State, 894 P.2d 642 (1995)
factors that mitigate the crime see also mitigation of damages 1 compare aggravate
vi: to lessen or minimize the severity of one's losses or damage
a failure to mitigate
mit·i·ga·tion /ˌmi-tə-'gā-shən/ n
mit·i·ga·tive /'mi-tə-ˌgā-tiv/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb abate, abate in intensity, adjust, allay, alleviate, ameliorate, appease, assuage, check, control, curb, cushion, decrease, diminish, ease, give relief, lenire, lessen, lessen in force, lighten, make less severe, meliorate, mitigare, mitiorem facere, moderate, moderate in severity, mollify, palliate, reduce, regulate, relieve, restrain, soften, temper, unburden associated concepts: duty to mitigate II index abate (lessen), adjust (resolve), allay, alleviate, ameliorate, assuage, commute, curb, decrease, dilute, diminish, ease, extenuate, justify, lessen, lull, meliorate, moderate (temper), modify (moderate), mollify, obtund, palliate (abate), relax, relieve (free from burden), remedy, remit (relax), soothe, subside

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

If one party suffers loss due to a breach of contract by the other, the innocent party must take all reasonable steps to reduce his own losses following the breach. He cannot simply let the losses mount by taking no action.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

To make something less severe or serious.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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