In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(extenuate)(action/offense) mitigar formal(offense/action) atenuar la gravedad de
- And he may well have had mitigating circumstances in making his decision.
- We could get bogged down in legal argument, factor in mitigating circumstances and take previous behaviour into consideration.
- Not his finest hour in football but there were mitigating circumstances.
- Now it hardly needs adding that mitigating circumstances exist for the dearth of success on the ski slopes.
- These are mitigating circumstances for commuting the death sentence.
- Yet if there were mitigating circumstances, it seems incredible that he would not have used them to defend himself at the hearing.
- Therefore, there are not mitigating circumstances to suggest that he has revealed other matters as a result of that meeting.
- Another major point in the argument against capital punishment is called mitigating circumstances.
- Unless there are mitigating circumstances, that's as much as an athlete is permitted.
- There were mitigating circumstances for the error which I shall not go into here.
- However, while it looks like the gaffe of the decade, there are mitigating circumstances.
- Judges and Magistrates have discretion and accept mitigating circumstances and the limits of the law.
- Whilst not going into what it was here, we were both pleading guilty with mitigating circumstances.
- He'll almost certainly get a ban but we are looking at mitigating circumstances.
- Even manslaughter could be covered by a fine if there were mitigating circumstances, or if the victim were a slave.
- Clearly, there can be mitigating circumstances as the Panel recognises.
- Would the fact that the ladies were correcting mistakes count as mitigating circumstances?
- If there turns out to be mitigating circumstances, they would come out in the court case.
- You have to take into account a lot of ancillary factors and mitigating circumstances.
- Oh, of course there are mitigating circumstances, such as being too young, or too ill to be in command of your existence.
2(soften, lessen)(suffering/harshness) mitigar formalto mitigate the harmful effects of the drug — para paliar / atenuar los efectos nocivos del fármaco
- To some degree, the general improvement of the housing stock that has taken place in recent years has mitigated some of the worst features of physical deprivation.
- One might believe that the many inconveniences residents encountered were mitigated by the festive improvements in the city's appearance.
- We should welcome an opportunity to mitigate the misery of a lingering death of a person who longs to die.
- By pooling resources, the quality of art, writing and casting could be enhanced, mitigating some of the risk for an investor.
- We have, long term, a great deal to gain from mitigating the effects of global warming.
- Parliament, however, has sought to mitigate the worst effects of strict liability by including defences in some statutes.
- But the issue won't be mitigated until conservatives make a serious effort to get into academics and make their arguments heard.
- Every case of slavery, however lenient its inflictions and mitigated its atrocities, indicates an oppressor, the oppressed, and oppression.
- Proper planning can significantly mitigate the deemed interest benefit income or debt income inclusion.
- In fact, there is alarming evidence that a significant number of people actually believe that where drinking is a factor in rape, it mitigates the offence itself.
- The uniting factor is that withdrawal of specific glutens mitigates symptoms in a significant number of individuals with these gluten-associated diseases.
- One is to develop a serious plan for mitigating extreme poverty.
- The dehumanizing effects of looking for work and going to temp agencies, however, have somewhat mitigated the boost.
- Politics is meant to mitigate the misery to which our inborn condition consigns us, not add to it.
- As it stands, this preposterously long-term deal only mitigates the first year of that possibility.
- It seems to have become accepted that poverty will always exist - the aim of policy is merely to mitigate its worst effects.
- It follows that vulnerability to occasional, but severe, financial crises could be mitigated if countries were to abolish their own currencies.
- If you have serious credit card debts, the best way to mitigate the bill is to switch to zero interest plastic.
- So government will have to take some sort of measures to mitigate this.
- To say that statistics mitigate murder is obviously contemptible.
3mitigating present participle(evidence/factor) atenuantemitigating circumstances — atenuantes masculine
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