Synonyms of 'extenuate'

abate, allay, alleviate, apologize, assuage, attemper, attenuate, bate, blunt, chasten, color, constrain, control, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, deaden, debilitate, devitalize, dilute, diminish, dull, ease, enervate, enfeeble, eviscerate, exhaust, explain, gruel, ignore, justify, lay, lessen, lighten, mince, mitigate, moderate, modulate, obtund, palliate, play down, qualify, rationalize, rattle, reduce, remit, restrain, sap, shake, slacken, smother, sober, soft-pedal, soften, stifle, subdue, suppress, tame, temper, tone down, unbrace, undermine, underplay, unman, unnerve, unstring, varnish, veneer, water down, weaken, white, whiten, whitewash