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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.
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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)
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(ˈmolifai) verb
to calm, soothe or lessen the anger of.
ˌmollifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
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Two months later, the organization claimed that 98 detainees had filed complaints but that "after compensation and mollification, eventually 51 of them agreed to withdraw their complaints."
" Antisocial thinking: Proactive - Lack of contact with purposeful and goal-directed, prosocial Reactive or an impulsive reaction people/environments: they may not have contact with any Specific criminal thinking styles: prosocial peers, nor be aware Mollification: Making Excuses of places or resources from "Everyone in my neighborhood sold which they may find and druss." Cutoff: Ignoring responsible develop prosocial actions: "F$@% it.
Childhood tantrums, for example, were routinely ignored instead of raising alarm or being met with solicitous efforts at mollification (187-88).
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The situation took relations between the Soviet and American heads of state to a high and fostered mutual understanding between the two leaders; both states had been willing to grant concessions in favor of the other, perhaps opening a new doorway to the mollification of American-Soviet relations.
Whether it is the military operation in North Waziristan, or the insurgent mollification in Balochistan, or the urban pacification in Karachi, 2015 showed a significant decline in violence-related fatalities across the country.
Young black folks are now refusing the alteration or the mollification of conformity and are simply demanding justice
Furthermore, what contingencies are in place if the government's decisions or actions are perceived as provocative or, conversely, mollification?
Throughout, Shiff succeeds in his goal of informing a "more nuanced perspective, which transcends the zero-sum 'winners and losers' approach to the intra-Zionist struggle." Although Shiff does not limit his study to this and similar conflicts, an especially important portion of his narrative is devoted to Silver's calling out the American leadership whose wavering commitment to the State of Israel and mollification of the Arab Middle East he found especially frustrating.
Matt puts his hands over his face in mollification.