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mol·li·fy

 (mŏl′ə-fī′)
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.

mollify

(ˈmɒlɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to pacify; soothe
2. to lessen the harshness or severity of
[C15: from Old French mollifier, via Late Latin, from Latin mollis soft + facere to make]
ˈmolliˌfiable adj
ˌmollifiˈcation n
ˈmolliˌfier n

mol•li•fy

(ˈmɒl əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to soften in feeling or temper; pacify; appease.
2. to mitigate; reduce: to mollify one's demands.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French mollifier < Late Latin mollificāre= Latin molli(s) soft + -ficāre -fy]
mol`li•fi•ca′tion, n.
mol′li•fi`er, n.

mollify


Past participle: mollified
Gerund: mollifying

Imperative
mollify
mollify
Present
I mollify
you mollify
he/she/it mollifies
we mollify
you mollify
they mollify
Preterite
I mollified
you mollified
he/she/it mollified
we mollified
you mollified
they mollified
Present Continuous
I am mollifying
you are mollifying
he/she/it is mollifying
we are mollifying
you are mollifying
they are mollifying
Present Perfect
I have mollified
you have mollified
he/she/it has mollified
we have mollified
you have mollified
they have mollified
Past Continuous
I was mollifying
you were mollifying
he/she/it was mollifying
we were mollifying
you were mollifying
they were mollifying
Past Perfect
I had mollified
you had mollified
he/she/it had mollified
we had mollified
you had mollified
they had mollified
Future
I will mollify
you will mollify
he/she/it will mollify
we will mollify
you will mollify
they will mollify
Future Perfect
I will have mollified
you will have mollified
he/she/it will have mollified
we will have mollified
you will have mollified
they will have mollified
Future Continuous
I will be mollifying
you will be mollifying
he/she/it will be mollifying
we will be mollifying
you will be mollifying
they will be mollifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mollifying
you have been mollifying
he/she/it has been mollifying
we have been mollifying
you have been mollifying
they have been mollifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mollifying
you will have been mollifying
he/she/it will have been mollifying
we will have been mollifying
you will have been mollifying
they will have been mollifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mollifying
you had been mollifying
he/she/it had been mollifying
we had been mollifying
you had been mollifying
they had been mollifying
Conditional
I would mollify
you would mollify
he/she/it would mollify
we would mollify
you would mollify
they would mollify
Past Conditional
I would have mollified
you would have mollified
he/she/it would have mollified
we would have mollified
you would have mollified
they would have mollified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mollify - cause to be more favorably inclinedmollify - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
2.mollify - make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something elsemollify - make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
3.mollify - make less rigid or softermollify - make less rigid or softer    
soften - make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"

mollify

verb pacify, quiet, calm, compose, soothe, appease, quell, sweeten, placate, conciliate, propitiate The investigation was undertaken to mollify pressure groups.

mollify

verb
Translations
يُهَدِّئ، يُسْكِن، يُطَيِّب الخاطِر
uklidnitzmírnit
formilde
sefa, blíîka
nomierinātremdēt
sakinleştirmek

mollify

[ˈmɒlɪfaɪ] VTaplacar, apaciguar
he was somewhat mollified by thisesto lo aplacó or apaciguó un poco, con esto se calmó un poco

mollify

[ˈmɒlɪfaɪ] vt (= placate) → apaiser

mollify

vtbesänftigen, beschwichtigen; he was somewhat mollified by thisdaraufhin beruhigte er sich etwas

mollify

[ˈmɒlɪˌfaɪ] vtrabbonire, ammansire

mollify

(ˈmolifai) verb
to calm, soothe or lessen the anger of.
ˌmollifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
References in classic literature ?
Amy smiled and was mollified at once, saying with a maternal air, "Women should learn to be agreeable, particularly poor ones, for they have no other way of repaying the kindnesses they receive.
Shimerda, leaning out of the window, enjoyed the situation keenly, and was sorry when Antonia sent Mary away, mollified by an apronful of bottle-tomatoes.
began the Judge; and wonderful it seemed, indeed, that the easterly storm was not put to shame, or, at any rate, a little mollified, by the genial benevolence of his smile.
But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions She accompanied this wild outbreak with piercing shrieks, which the woods reverberated on all sides, so that, alone as she was in her childish and unreasonable wrath, it seemed as if a hidden multitude were lending her their sympathy and encouragement.
Somewhat mollified by certain cups of very good coffee, he came out smiling and talking, in tolerably restored humor.
Miranda was rather mollified by and pleased with the turn of events, although she did not intend to show it, or give anybody any reason to expect that this expression of hospitality was to serve for a precedent on any subsequent occasion.
The Emperor was inflexible both to the entreaties of his daughter and the tears of his grand-children, and all that could be obtained of him was that the sentence should be mollified, and changed into a condemnation to be hanged.
In the morning Friar Tuck awoke disposed to be surly, but was speedily mollified by the sight of the Black Knight, who had already risen gay as a lark, washed his face and hands, and was now stirring a hot gruel over the fire.
Baynes, who had at first felt inclined to take offense at the mention of his private affairs by this common fellow, was mollified by Hanson's final remark, and immediately commenced to see in him a man of fine discrimination.
So it was decided; and the charioteer, already somewhat mollified, turned aside his horse to the right.
Next, a little mollified by my humble demeanour, he resumed in his usual tutorial tone--the tone which he had adopted in his new- found role of preceptor:
The sight of these presents mollified the chieftain, who had, doubtless, been previously rendered considerate by the resolute conduct of the white men, the judicious disposition of their little armament, the completeness of their equipments, and the compact array of battle which they presented.