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[jol-uh-fahy] /ˈdʒɒl əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with or without object), jollified, jollifying.
to make or become jolly or merry.
Origin of jollify
First recorded in 1815-25; jolly + -fy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • To-night you may jollify; but after that you are under strict discipline, for a month at least.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • We met at the Corners last nite to jollify over the brave acts uv our Memphis frends, and I wuz the speeker.

    Swingin Round the Cirkle. Petroleum V. Nasby
British Dictionary definitions for jollify


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to be or cause to be jolly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for jollify

1824, back-formation from jollification. Related: Jollified; jollifying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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