But this was a trifle; a woman enjoys nothing more keenly and deeply than the superiority of the man who mollifies her.
This mollifies him, and he politely shows us what he is doing.
He's half started to bow his neck at Boggs, but they mollifies him.
Well; this mollifies a little: I am content he shall see me.
late 14c., "to soften (a substance)," from Old French mollifier or directly from Late Latin mollificare "make soft, mollify" from mollificus "softening," from Latin mollis "soft" (see melt (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Transferred sense of "soften in temper, appease, pacify" is recorded from early 15c. Related: Mollified; mollifying.