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mollify

[ mol-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈmɒl əˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), mol·li·fied, mol·li·fy·ing.

to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one's demands.

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Origin of mollify

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French mollifier<Late Latin mollificāre, equivalent to Latin molli(s) soft + -ficāre-fy

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British Dictionary definitions for mollify

mollify
/ (ˈmɒlɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to pacify; soothe
to lessen the harshness or severity of

Derived forms of mollify

mollifiable, adjectivemollification, nounmollifier, noun

Word Origin for mollify

C15: from Old French mollifier, via Late Latin, from Latin mollis soft + facere to make
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