Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mitigate = "make less severe"

To clear up a point of confusion we keep seeing in furlough discussions:
  Mitigate means make less severe, serious, or painful.
It does not mean completely eliminate.

Chapter 304 (Sonoma) made a point of defining the term mitigate at their meetings, to reduce the chance of misinterpretation. We suggest other chapters do the same.


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