Phrasal Verb 'Soften'

We have 2 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Soften'.

Soften up

Meaning: Weaken

Example: The bombardment SOFTENED UP their defenses; I think we can move in tomorrow.

Soften up

Meaning: Do things to please someone in the hope that they will do what you want

Example: I paid for everything to SOFTEN them UP before they made the decision.