verb (used with object)
to make sweet, as by adding sugar.
to make mild or kind; soften.
to lessen the acridity or pungency of (a food) by prolonged cooking.
to reduce the saltiness of (a food or dish) by diluting with water, milk, or other liquid.
to make (the breath, room air, etc.) sweet or fresh, as with a mouthwash, spray, etc.
(in musical recording) to add musical instruments to (an arrangement), especially strings for a lusher sound.
to make (the stomach, soil, etc.) less acidic, as by means of certain preparations, chemicals, etc.
to remove sulfur and its compounds from (oil or gas).
to enhance the value of (loan collateral) by including additional or especially valuable securities.
to add to the value or attractiveness of (any proposition, holding, etc.).
to add more liquor to (an alcoholic drink).
Poker. to add stakes to (a pot) before opening.
verb (used without object)
to become sweet or sweeter.
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to make or become sweet or sweeter
to mollify or soften (a person)
to make more agreeable
(also intransitive) (chem) to free or be freed from unpleasant odours, acidic or corrosive substances, or the like
(finance, mainly US) to raise the value of (loan collateral) by adding more securities
(informal, poker) to enlarge (the pot) by adding chips
noun 1. something that sweetens, as sugar or a low-calorie synthetic product used instead of sugar. 2. an added inducement: such sweeteners as tax breaks and low-cost loans. noun 1. a sweetening agent, esp one that does not contain sugar 2. (informal) a bribe 3. (informal) a financial inducement sweet ass
noun 1. something that sweetens food, beverages, etc., as sugar, saccharine, etc. 2. the process of causing something to be or become sweet. verb (used with object) 1. to make sweet, as by adding sugar. 2. to make mild or kind; soften. 3. to lessen the acridity or pungency of (a food) by prolonged cooking. […]
- Sweeten the kitty
sweeten the kitty (deal) To raise the stakes, as in a game of poker, where the pot is called the kitty: “Before you decide which job offer to accept, perhaps we can offer you a few added fringe benefits to sweeten the kitty.” sweeten the kitty Also, sweeten the pot or deal. Make something financially […]
adjective, sweeter, sweetest. 1. having the taste or flavor characteristic of sugar, honey, etc. 2. producing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is not bitter, sour, or salt. 3. not rancid or stale; fresh: This milk is still sweet. 4. not salt or salted: sweet butter. 5. pleasing to the ear; making […]