Definition of Mollify

1. Verb. Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of. "The performance is likely to mollify Sue"; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"




2. Verb. Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate. "She tempered her criticism"
Exact synonyms: Season, Temper
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Mollification, Mollification

3. Verb. Make less rigid or softer.
Generic synonyms: Soften

Definition of Mollify

1. v. t. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground.

Definition of Mollify

1. Verb. To ease a burden; make less painful; to comfort ¹

2. Verb. To appease, pacify, gain the good will of. ¹

3. Verb. To soften; to make tender ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mollify

1. to soothe [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: soothe

Medical Definition of Mollify

1. 1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground. "With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts." (Spenser) 2. To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm. Origin: F. Mollifier, L. Mollificare; mollis soft + -ficare (in comp) to make. See Enmollient, Moil, and -fy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mollify

mollemoke
mollemokes
mollicute
mollicutes
mollie
mollient
mollies
mollifiable
mollification
mollifications
mollifie
mollified
mollifier
mollifiers
mollifies
mollify (current term)
mollifying
mollifyingly
mollipilose
mollisol
mollisols
mollities
mollitude
molls
mollusc
mollusca
molluscacides
molluscan
molluscan catch muscle
molluscans

Literary usage of Mollify

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Referring to physical softness: mollify (rare), tender (tech. or spec. ... 2. mollify, milden, sweeten, mellow, melt, 2. mollification, sweetening, ..."

2. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Now since his arrows are the fate of Troy, L)o not my wit, or weak address, employ; ¡Send Ajax there, with his persuasive sense, To mollify the man and draw ..."

3. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1856)
"... la Durham) to try to mollify the King of Prussia, who is moving his troops and looking warlike, though his professed object is only to keep in awe the ..."

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