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mollifymore about mollify


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mollify  \Mol"li*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mollified};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Mollifying}.]  [F.  mollifier,  L.  mollificare  mollis 
  soft  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make  See  {Enmollient},  {Moil}, 
  v.  t.,  and  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  soften;  to  make  tender;  to  reduce  the  hardness, 
  harshness,  or  asperity  of  to  qualify;  as  to  mollify  the 
  With  sweet  science  mollified  their  stubborn  hearts. 
  2.  To  assuage,  as  pain  or  irritation,  to  appease,  as  excited 
  feeling  or  passion;  to  pacify;  to  calm. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  more  favorably  inclined;  gain  the  good  will  of 
  "She  managed  to  mollify  her  angry  boss"  [syn:  {pacify}, 
  {lenify},  {conciliate},  {assuage},  {appease},  {placate}, 
  {gentle},  {gruntle}] 
  2:  make  less  rigid  or  softer 

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