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tr.v. mol·li·fied, mol·li·fy·ing, mol·li·fies
1. To calm the anger of; soothe or appease. See Synonyms at pacify.
2. To lessen, as in intensity; assuage: a meeting to mollify concerns about traffic near the new school.
3. Archaic To reduce the rigidity of; soften.

[Middle English mollifien, from Old French mollifier, from Late Latin mollificāre : Latin mollis, soft; see mel- in Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]

mol′li·fi′a·ble adj.
mol′li·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
mol′li·fi′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mollification - a state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered
peaceableness, peacefulness - a state that is calm and tranquil
2.mollification - the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclinedmollification - the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined; "a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants"; "his unsuccessful mollification of the mob"
appeasement, calming - the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)


(ˈmolifai) verb
to calm, soothe or lessen the anger of.
ˌmollifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
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The bank may represent a potential source of social mollification, but it too must come to terms with its own history, which reveals its embroilment with an inequitable legal system and its resulting responsibility for so many deaths.
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