Attemper

Definition of Attemper

At`tem´per
v. t.1.To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to regulate, as temperature.
[imp. & p. p. Attempered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Attempering.]
If sweet with bitter . . . were not attempered still.
- Trench.
2.To soften, mollify, or moderate; to soothe; to temper; as, to attemper rigid justice with clemency.
3.To mix in just proportion; to regulate; as, a mind well attempered with kindness and justice.
4.To accommodate; to make suitable; to adapt.
Arts . . . attempered to the lyre.
- Pope.

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