Doing something less serious or dangerous, such as using the situation as an excuse to try to make the crime look less serious.
Meanings of Mitigate
Doing (something bad) is less serious, serious or painful.
Sentences of Mitigate
Drainage plans help solve this problem.
Synonyms of Mitigate
take the edge off, allay, dilute, commute, diminish, modify, excuse, abate, quiet, tone down, attenuate, placate, temper, remit, lessen, appease, still, pacify, damp, cushion, moderate