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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 ?
The crusty portier and the crusty clerks gave us the surly reception which their kind deal out in prosperous times, but by mollifying them with an extra display of obsequiousness and servility we finally got them to show us to the room which our boy had engaged for us.
The skin of this young creature, from continual ablutions and the use of mollifying ointments, was inconceivably smooth and soft.
NOT content with the damage to the rainforests and the additional costs to the taxpayers of Wales every time an official document or utility bill is produced, we now have to waste more public resources on mollifying somebody who believes it's valid to lock herself and her children in a car because a parking ticket was not written in Welsh
He further added that ANP has played a major role in mollifying political tension.
Villaraigosa also successfully extended the city's living-wage ordinance to cover workers at hotels along the Century Boulevard corridor, mollifying some business supporters by working behind the scenes to include a provision that it would not be extended to any other part of the city.