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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 ?
Chillip was fluttered again, by the extreme severity of my aunt's manner; so he made her a little bow and gave her a little smile, to mollify her.
But the ready-witted Dorothea, who by this time so well understood Don Quixote's humour, said, to mollify his wrath, "Be not irritated at the absurdities your good squire has uttered, Sir Knight of the Rueful Countenance, for perhaps he did not utter them without cause, and from his good sense and Christian conscience it is not likely that he would bear false witness against anyone.
But if he should give them notice at Lady Day, Arthur and I must move heaven and earth to mollify him.
There, amidst clothes-baskets and clothes, stripped up to his shirt-sleeves, but wearing still an old patched pair of pantaloons of superlative make, a once brilliant waistcoat, and moustache and whiskers as of yore, but lacking their lustrous dye--there, endeavouring to mollify the wrath of a buxom female--not the lawful Madame Mantalini, but the proprietress of the concern-- and grinding meanwhile as if for very life at the mangle, whose creaking noise, mingled with her shrill tones, appeared almost to deafen him--there was the graceful, elegant, fascinating, and once dashing Mantalini.
This confession, though delivered rather in terms of contrition, as it appeared, did not at all mollify Mrs Deborah, who now pronounced a second judgment against her, in more opprobrious language than before; nor had it any better success with the bystanders, who were now grown very numerous.
But the boy's intense joy at getting home, and the wonderful health he is in, and the good character he brings, and the brave stories he tells of Rugby, its doings and delights, soon mollify the Squire, and three happier people didn't sit down to dinner that day in England (it is the boy's first dinner at six o'clock at home--great promotion already) than the Squire and his wife and Tom Brown, at the end of his first half-year at Rugby.
My nickname and his tone went far to mollify me, other things went farther, but I had much to forgive him still.
The fellow's mad," he thought firmly, but this opinion did not mollify him towards Haldin.
The Senate previously amended the bill to mollify critics, only allowing those who had "substantial" liability to be on the hook, and then passed it last week on a 1211 vote back to the House.
Sitting at the bar, his thumbs were speed-texting for England as he tried to mollify Madge.
The purpose of the exercise is not to impress our mates but to acquire information that, correctly applied, might just help us to mollify our bank managers.
The heads of companies such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche want the EU to mollify both the target and the timescale for achieving it.