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EtymologyEdit

смягчи́ть (smjaxčítʹ) +‎ -а́ть (-átʹ)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [smʲɪxˈt͡ɕætʲ] (phonetic respelling: смяхча́ть)

VerbEdit

смягча́ть (smjaxčátʹimpf (perfective смягчи́ть)

  1. to soften, to extenuate
  2. to allay, to assuage, to mitigate, to alleviate
  3. to tone down light, colors
  4. to relax harshness
  5. to mollify
  6. to palatalize

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