Detailed Translations for softening from English to Dutch


softening adj

  1. softening (soothing)

softening [the ~] noun

  1. the softening (soaking)
    het weken; inweken
  2. the softening (moderation; tempering; modification)
    de tempering; de moderatie; de mindering; de matiging
  3. the softening
    de verweking

Translation Matrix for softening:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
inweken soaking; softening
matiging moderation; modification; softening; tempering
mindering moderation; modification; softening; tempering
moderatie moderation; modification; softening; tempering
tempering moderation; modification; softening; tempering
verweking softening
weken soaking; softening
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
inweken soak
weken leave to soak; soak
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
verzachtend softening; soothing
- demulcent; emollient; salving
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- plasticizing; plastification; subduing; wetting

Related Words for "softening":

Synonyms for "softening":

Related Definitions for "softening":

  1. having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin1
  2. the process of becoming softer1
    • refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit1
    • he observed the softening of iron by heat1


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.

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