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dulcify

[duhl-suh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), dul·ci·fied, dul·ci·fy·ing.
  1. to make more agreeable; mollify; appease.
  2. to sweeten.
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Origin of dulcify

1590–1600; < Late Latin dulcificāre, with -fy for -ficāre
Related formsdul·ci·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Related Words

soothe, placate, appease, reconcile, conciliate, sweeten, quiet, sugar, honey, gentle, quell, curb, calm, mollify, allay, soften, propitiate, assuage

British Dictionary definitions for dulcify

dulcify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
  1. rare to make pleasant or agreeable
  2. a rare word for sweeten
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Derived Formsdulcification, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin dulcificāre, from Latin dulcis sweet + facere to make
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