Definition of Sweeten

1. Verb. Make sweeter in taste.

Exact synonyms: Dulcify, Dulcorate, Edulcorate
Specialized synonyms: Honey, Saccharify, Sugar, Candy, Glaze, Sugarcoat, Mull
Generic synonyms: Change Taste
Antonyms: Sour
Derivative terms: Sweetener, Sweetening, Sweetening



2. Verb. Make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable. "Sweeten a deal"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Sweetener, Sweetening

Definition of Sweeten

1. v. t. To make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea.

2. v. i. To become sweet.

Definition of Sweeten

1. Verb. (transitive) To make sweet to the taste. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make mild or kind; to soften. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To make less painful or laborious; to relieve. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To soften to the eye; to make delicate. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To make warm and fertile. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To restore to purity; to free from taint. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To make more attractive; (non-gloss definition said of offers in negotiations.) ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To become sweet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sweeten

1. to make sweet [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sweet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweeten

sweet wormwood
sweet young thing
sweetbox
sweetbread
sweetbreads
sweetbriar
sweetbriars
sweetbrier
sweetbriers
sweetcheeks
sweetcorn
sweetcorns
sweetcure
sweete
sweeted
sweeten (current term)
sweeten the pot
sweeten up
sweetened
sweetener
sweeteners
sweetening
sweetenings
sweetens
sweeter
sweetest
sweetfish
sweetfishes
sweetgum
sweetgums

Literary usage of Sweeten

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1. Cases on Procedure, Annotated: Common Law Pleading by Edson Read Sunderland (1914)
"sweeten. Supreme Court of New Jersey. 1906. 74 New Jersey Law, 24. ... The declaration charges that the defendants sweeten, etc., under a contract with the ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"To increase the agreeable qualities of; also, to render less disagreeable or harsh: as, to sweeten the joys or pleasures of life. ..."

3. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"In .the list of the fairest flowers with which the brothers of Imogene propose to sweeten her sad grave, Shakespeare makes especial mention of the ..."

4. Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected with the by Agnes Strickland (1859)
"1 Being unable to obtain liberty "to sweeten" his own house, which doubtless much required that sanitary process, Shrewsbury was compelled to remain with ..."

5. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... &c., yet there be many things to 2 sweeten it, a pleasant wife, placens uxor, pretty children, dulces nati, ..."

6. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... &c., yet there be many things to 2 sweeten it, a pleasant wife, placens uxor, pretty children, dulces nati, ..."

7. The Young Housekeeper's Friend by Cornelius (1862)
"Take it from the fire, and sweeten with loaf sugar until it is slightly sweeter ... If the child is constipated, use a little more cream, or sweeten with ..."

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