- to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
- to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one's demands.
Origin of mollify
Examples from the Web for mollified
Nor was he to be mollified until the following day brought him his revenge.Captain Blood
"It may be anything," uttered Jorgenson, morosely, but as it were in a mollified tone.The Rescue
"I see that you are a feather-headed kitten," said Elinor, not at all mollified.Miss Pat at School
He was mollified, too, by the defiance of menials and quick submission to himself.Danger! and Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
And the Major was mollified at once, the two (as I said) being old friends.Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- to pacify; soothe
- to lessen the harshness or severity of
Word Origin and History for mollified
1620s, past participle adjective from mollify.
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.