attemper


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attemper

(əˈtɛmpə)
vb (tr)
1. to modify by blending; temper
2. to moderate or soothe
3. to accommodate or bring into harmony
atˈtemperment n

attemper


Past participle: attempered
Gerund: attempering

Imperative
attemper
attemper
Present
I attemper
you attemper
he/she/it attempers
we attemper
you attemper
they attemper
Preterite
I attempered
you attempered
he/she/it attempered
we attempered
you attempered
they attempered
Present Continuous
I am attempering
you are attempering
he/she/it is attempering
we are attempering
you are attempering
they are attempering
Present Perfect
I have attempered
you have attempered
he/she/it has attempered
we have attempered
you have attempered
they have attempered
Past Continuous
I was attempering
you were attempering
he/she/it was attempering
we were attempering
you were attempering
they were attempering
Past Perfect
I had attempered
you had attempered
he/she/it had attempered
we had attempered
you had attempered
they had attempered
Future
I will attemper
you will attemper
he/she/it will attemper
we will attemper
you will attemper
they will attemper
Future Perfect
I will have attempered
you will have attempered
he/she/it will have attempered
we will have attempered
you will have attempered
they will have attempered
Future Continuous
I will be attempering
you will be attempering
he/she/it will be attempering
we will be attempering
you will be attempering
they will be attempering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attempering
you have been attempering
he/she/it has been attempering
we have been attempering
you have been attempering
they have been attempering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attempering
you will have been attempering
he/she/it will have been attempering
we will have been attempering
you will have been attempering
they will have been attempering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attempering
you had been attempering
he/she/it had been attempering
we had been attempering
you had been attempering
they had been attempering
Conditional
I would attemper
you would attemper
he/she/it would attemper
we would attemper
you would attemper
they would attemper
Past Conditional
I would have attempered
you would have attempered
he/she/it would have attempered
we would have attempered
you would have attempered
they would have attempered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.attemper - modify the temperature ofattemper - modify the temperature of; "attemper the air"
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
References in classic literature ?
For nobility attempers sovereignty, and draws the eyes of the people, somewhat aside from the line royal.
And he who mingles music with gymnastic in the fairest proportions, and best attempers them to the soul, may be rightly called the true musician and harmonist in a far higher sense than the tuner of the strings.
The Bramble bush, where Byrds of every kynde To the waters fall their tunes attemper right.