Synonyms of 'mitigation'
1 (noun) In mitigation, the offences were at the lower end of the scale.
2 (noun) the mitigation or cure of a physical or mental condition
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in the sense of abatement
in the sense of alleviation
They focussed on the alleviation of the refugees' misery.
in the sense of excuse
an explanation offered to justify an action which has been criticized or as a reason for not fulfilling an obligation, etc.
There is no excuse for what he did.
Thesaurus for mitigation from the Collins English Thesaurus