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Meaning of MOLLIFY

Pronunciation:  'mâli`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make less rigid or softer
  2. [v]  make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
  3. [v]  cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss"
 

MOLLIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, pacify, placate, season, temper
 
 See Also: calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, soften, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, weaken

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mol"li*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mollified}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Mollifying}.] [F. mollifier, L. mollificare; mollis
soft + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Enmollient}, {Moil},
v. t., and {-fy}.]
1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness,
   harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the
   ground.

         With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts.
                                               --Spenser.

2. To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited
   feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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