mit·i·gate /'mi-tə-ˌgāt/ vb -gat·ed, -gat·ingvt: to lessen or minimize the severity ofwhat actions the State took to mitigate the hazardous conditions — Estate of Arrowwood v. State, 894 P.2d 642 (1995)vi: to lessen or minimize the severity of one's losses or damagea failure to mitigatemit·i·ga·tion /ˌmi-tə-'gā-shən/ nmit·i·ga·tive /'mi-tə-ˌgā-tiv/ adj
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abate, abate in intensity, adjust, allay, alleviate, ameliorate, appease, assuage, check, control, curb, cushion, decrease, diminish, ease, give relief, lenire, lessen, lessen in force, lighten, make less severe, meliorate, mitigare, mitiorem facere, moderate, moderate in severity, mollify, palliate, reduce, regulate, relieve, restrain, soften, temper, unburden
associated concepts: duty to mitigate
abate (lessen), adjust (resolve), allay, alleviate, ameliorate, assuage, commute, curb, decrease, dilute, diminish, ease, extenuate, justify, lessen, lull, meliorate, moderate (temper), modify (moderate), mollify, obtund, palliate (abate), relax, relieve (free from burden), remedy, remit (relax), soothe, subside
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
If one party suffers loss due to a breach of contract by the other, the innocent party must take all reasonable steps to reduce his own losses following the breach. He cannot simply let the losses mount by taking no action.
Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.
v.To make something less severe or serious.n.mitigation
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.