Detailed Translations for soften from English to Dutch


to soften verb (softens, softened, softening)

  1. to soften (anneal; plasticize; plasticise)
    ontharden; verweken; zachtmaken
    • ontharden verb (onthard, onthardt, onthardde, onthardden, onthard)
    • verweken verb (verweek, verweekt, verweekte, verweekten, verweekt)
    • zachtmaken verb (maak zacht, maakt zacht, maakte zacht, maakten zacht, zacht gemaakt)
  2. to soften (ease; relieve; soothe)
    verlichten; verzachten; lenigen
    • verlichten verb (verlicht, verlichtte, verlichtten, verlicht)
    • verzachten verb (verzacht, verzachtte, verzachtten, verzacht)
    • lenigen verb (lenig, lenigt, lenigde, lenigden, gelenigd)
  3. to soften
    • vertederen verb (verteder, vertedert, vertederde, vertederden, vertederd)
  4. to soften
    • vermurwen verb (vermurw, vermurwt, vermurwde, vermurwden, vermurwd)
  5. to soften (mellow; soothe; ease; relax)
    verzachten; vervriendelijken
  6. to soften (weaken)
    week worden; verweken

Conjugations for soften:

  1. soften
  2. soften
  3. softens
  4. soften
  5. soften
  6. soften
simple past
  1. softened
  2. softened
  3. softened
  4. softened
  5. softened
  6. softened
present perfect
  1. have softened
  2. have softened
  3. has softened
  4. have softened
  5. have softened
  6. have softened
past continuous
  1. was softening
  2. were softening
  3. was softening
  4. were softening
  5. were softening
  6. were softening
  1. shall soften
  2. will soften
  3. will soften
  4. shall soften
  5. will soften
  6. will soften
continuous present
  1. am softening
  2. are softening
  3. is softening
  4. are softening
  5. are softening
  6. are softening
  1. be softened
  2. be softened
  3. be softened
  4. be softened
  5. be softened
  6. be softened
  1. soften!
  2. let's soften!
  3. softened
  4. softening
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for soften:

VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
lenigen ease; relieve; soften; soothe consume; eat; feast upon; gorge; have a meal; have dinner; have something to eat; quench; relieve; take something; tuck into
ontharden anneal; plasticise; plasticize; soften leave to soak; soak
verlichten ease; relieve; soften; soothe light; light up; lighten; reduce the load; shine; shine on; shine upon
vermurwen soften
vertederen soften
vervriendelijken ease; mellow; relax; soften; soothe
verweken anneal; plasticise; plasticize; soften; weaken leave to soak; soak
verzachten ease; mellow; relax; relieve; soften; soothe
week worden soften; weaken
zachtmaken anneal; plasticise; plasticize; soften leave to soak; soak
- break; buffer; cushion; damp; dampen; mince; moderate; relent; weaken; yield
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- make soft

Related Words for "soften":

Synonyms for "soften":

Antonyms for "soften":

Related Definitions for "soften":

  1. become soft or softer1
    • The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it1
  2. make soft or softer1
    • This liquid will soften your laundry1
  3. lessen in force or effect1
    • soften a shock1
  4. make less severe or harsh1
  5. protect from impact1
  6. make (images or sounds) soft or softer1
  7. give in, as to influence or pressure1

Wiktionary Translations for soften:

  1. (transitive) To make something soft or softer
  1. teder stemmen
  1. door langdurig in een vloeistof te leggen zacht, plooibaar of beter wasbaar maken

Cross Translation:
soften afstompen; bot maken; lenigen; vergulden; verzoeten adoucir — Rendre doux, tempérer l’âcreté de quelque chose d’aigre, de piquant, de salé.

soften form of soft:

soft adj

  1. soft
  2. soft (tender)
  3. soft (goody-goody)

Translation Matrix for soft:

AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
murw soft; tender
sullig goody-goody; soft
zacht soft gentle
- balmy; cushy; delicate; diffuse; diffused; easy; easygoing; flabby; flaccid; gentle; indulgent; lenient; mild; piano; sonant; subdued; voiced
AdverbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- easy
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- coddled; effeminate; gentle; pampered
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
zacht aanvoelend soft

Related Words for "soft":

Synonyms for "soft":

Antonyms for "soft":

Related Definitions for "soft":

  1. not brilliant or glaring1
    • the moon cast soft shadows1
    • soft pastel colors1
  2. mild and pleasant1
    • a soft breeze1
  3. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship1
    • a soft job1
  4. willing to negotiate and compromise1
  5. out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance1
    • he was too soft for the army1
  6. yielding readily to pressure or weight1
  7. compassionate and kind; conciliatory1
    • he was soft on his children1
  8. (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')1
  9. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected1
  10. having little impact1
    • a soft (or light) tapping at the window1
  11. (of sound) relatively low in volume1
    • soft voices1
    • soft music1
  12. used chiefly as a direction or description in music1
  13. not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)1
    • soft targets1
  14. soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe1
  15. tolerant or lenient1
    • too soft on the children1
    • they are soft on crime1
  16. using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation1
    • soft data1
    • the soft sciences1
  17. produced with vibration of the vocal cords1
  18. easily hurt1
    • soft hands1
  19. (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value1
    • the market for computers is soft1
  20. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship1

Wiktionary Translations for soft:

  1. giving way under pressure
  2. of a cloth
  3. gentle
  4. of a sound
  5. lacking strength or resolve
  6. of water
  1. tijdseenheid van 7 dagen
  1. gemakkelijk samen te drukken en/of te buigen

Cross Translation:
soft zacht; week weich — ohne großen Kraftaufwand plastisch verformbar
soft delicaat; fijn; gevoelig; iel; kies; kieskeurig; tactvol; teder; teer délicat — Qui est d’une très grande finesse, très délié.

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