1. To lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
2. To make less severe: to mitigate a punishment.
3. To make (a person, one’s state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease.
4. To become milder; lessen in severity.
[ Panel 1 ]
:: A fancy gathering of people have an intense debate over dinner. ::
FANCY WOMAN: You sir, are a CHAUVINISTIC pig!
CHAUVINISTIC PIG: Nope.
[ Panel 2 ]
FANCY WOMAN: …but you WON’T open your mind to the ideas of A WOMAN!
CHAUVINISTIC PIG: That is NOT true. I trust my wife. In fact, let’s have her MITIGATE this situation, shall we?
[ Panel 3 ]
:: Another fancy woman, presumably the chauvinistic pig’s wife, swings back her arms as she readies her tools of mitigation; a golf club. ::