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Make (something) more acceptable or palatable.
- ‘Perhaps you can edulcorate the deal with something they ask or dramatic play hard ball by bringing up a subject that will military unit them to shake in your favor.’
- ‘To edulcorate the trade even more, you'll be able to bask unlimited free domestic long distance telephone calls as well as be able to access your voice mail messages over the Internet!’
Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin edulcorat- sweetened from the verb edulcorare, from Latin e- (variant of ex-) out + dulcor sweetness.
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