Definition for AT-TEM'PER

AT-TEM'PER, v.t. [L. attempero, of ad and tempero, to temper, mix, or moderate. See Temper.]

  1. To reduce, modify or moderate by mixture; as, to attemper heat by a cooling mixture, or spirit by diluting it with water.
  2. To soften, mollify or moderate; 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 fit or make suitable. Arts attempered to the lyre. – Pope.

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