attenuate vs. extenuate – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Attenuate

Definition:

reduced in strength

Examples:

Physical therapy attenuates the effects of his heart attack.

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Extenuate

Definition:

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

Examples:

The circumstances extenuate the crime

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