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Mitigate vs. Offset

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  • Mitigate (verb)

    To reduce, lessen, or decrease.

  • Mitigate (verb)

    To downplay.

  • Offset (noun)

    Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.

    "Today's victory was an offset to yesterday's defeat."

  • Offset (noun)

    A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the buying country. This kind of agreement may be used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.

  • Offset (noun)

    A time at which something begins; outset.

  • Offset (noun)

    The offset printing process, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.

    "offset lithographs"

    "offset process"

  • Offset (noun)

    The difference between a target memory address and a base address.

    "An array of bytes uses its index as the offset, of words a multiple thereof."

  • Offset (noun)

    The displacement between the base level of a measurement and the signal's real base level.

    "The raw signal data was subjected to a baseline correction process to subtract the sensor's offset and drift variations."

  • Offset (noun)

    The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.

    "There is a small offset between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing."

  • Offset (noun)

    A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.

  • Offset (noun)

    An abrupt bend in an object, such as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.

  • Offset (noun)

    A short prostrate shoot that takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc.

  • Offset (noun)

    A spur from a range of hills or mountains.

  • Offset (noun)

    A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; a set-off.

  • Offset (noun)

    A terrace on a hillside.

  • Offset (verb)

    To compensate for, by applying a change in the opposite direction.

    "I'll offset the time difference locally."

    "to offset one charge against another"

  • Offset (verb)

    To form an offset in (a wall, rod, pipe, etc.).

Wiktionary
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  • Mitigate (verb)

    make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful

    "drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem"

  • Mitigate (verb)

    lessen the gravity of (an offence or mistake)

    "there had been a provocation that mitigated the offence to a degree"

  • Offset (noun)

    a consideration or amount that diminishes or balances the effect of an opposite one

    "widow's bereavement allowance is an offset against income"

  • Offset (noun)

    the amount or distance by which something is out of line

    "these wheels have an offset of four inches"

  • Offset (noun)

    a short distance measured perpendicularly from the main line of measurement.

  • Offset (noun)

    a small deviation or bias in a voltage or current

    "offset adjustment circuits"

  • Offset (noun)

    a side shoot from a plant serving for propagation

    "a present of tulip bulbs, offsets, and seeds for his garden"

  • Offset (noun)

    a spur in a mountain range.

  • Offset (noun)

    a sloping ledge in a wall or other feature where the thickness of the part above is diminished.

  • Offset (noun)

    a bend in a pipe to carry it past an obstacle

    "allow for any bend you need including offsets for connecting the downpipe"

  • Offset (noun)

    a method of printing in which ink is transferred from a plate or stone to a uniform rubber surface and from that to the paper

    "offset printing"

    "they produced banknotes by offset"

  • Offset (verb)

    counteract (something) by having an equal and opposite force or effect

    "his unfortunate appearance was offset by a compelling personality"

    "donations to charities can be offset against tax"

  • Offset (verb)

    place out of line

    "several places where the ridge was offset at right angles to its length"

  • Offset (verb)

    (of ink or a freshly printed page) transfer an impression to the next leaf or sheet

    "there was some offsetting on to text"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Mitigate

    To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief.

  • Mitigate

    To make mild and accessible; to mollify; - applied to persons.

  • Offset (noun)

    In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something

  • Offset (noun)

    A short prostrate shoot, which takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc. See Illust. of Houseleek.

  • Offset (noun)

    A sum, account, or value set off against another sum or account, as an equivalent; hence, anything which is given in exchange or retaliation; a set-off.

  • Offset (noun)

    A spur from a range of hills or mountains.

  • Offset (noun)

    A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; - called also set-off.

  • Offset (noun)

    A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.

  • Offset (noun)

    An abrupt bend in an object, as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.

  • Offset (noun)

    A more or less distinct transfer of a printed page or picture to the opposite page, when the pages are pressed together before the ink is dry or when it is poor; an unitended transfer of an image from one page to another; called also setoff.

  • Offset (noun)

    See offset printing.

  • Offset

    To set off; to place over against; to balance; as, to offset one account or charge against another.

  • Offset

    To form an offset in, as in a wall, rod, pipe, etc.

  • Offset (verb)

    To make an offset.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Mitigate (verb)

    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of;

    "The circumstances extenuate the crime"

  • Mitigate (verb)

    make less severe or harsh;

    "mitigating circumstances"

  • Offset (noun)

    the time at which something is supposed to begin;

    "they got an early start"

    "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

  • Offset (noun)

    a compensating equivalent

  • Offset (noun)

    a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

  • Offset (noun)

    a natural consequence of development

  • Offset (noun)

    a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper

  • Offset (noun)

    structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

  • Offset (verb)

    compensate for or counterbalance;

    "offset deposits and withdrawals"

  • Offset (verb)

    make up for;

    "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

  • Offset (verb)

    cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface

  • Offset (verb)

    create an offset in;

    "offset a wall"

  • Offset (verb)

    produce by offset printing;

    "offset the conference proceedings"

Princeton's WordNet

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