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sweeten

verb
     
sweet‧en
1 [intransitive and transitive] to make something sweeter, or become sweeter:
Sweeten the mixture with a little honey.
2 [transitive] also sweeten somebody ↔ up informal to try to persuade someone to do what you want, by giving them presents or money or promising them something:
a cash bonus to sweeten the deal
sweetener (2)
3 [transitive] literary to make someone kinder, gentler etc:
Old age had not sweetened her.

➔ sweeten the pill

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