verb (used with object)
to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
to mitigate or reduce; soften:
to mollify one's demands.
) soft +
verb (used with object),
to pacify; soothe
to lessen the harshness or severity of
[C15: from Old French
via Late Latin, from Latin
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If nothing else, it may mollify their concerns for awhile.
You have no shareholders or paying customers to mollify.
They needed to mollify an actor and his agent.
The arts center has taken several steps to mollify critics.
Anne told herself the visit would mollify her boyfriend and she would be back home by midday.
That might be enough to mollify the politicians.
And mollify with pray'rs her haughty mind.
But the pact is unlikely to mollify the program's opponents.
But such victories are unlikely to mollify the judges.
This kind of activism is effective: even as the government tightens control, it also takes steps to mollify public concerns.
Abstract arguments about macroeconomics are unlikely to mollify motorists cross about the cost of filling up their tanks.
Such a move will probably mollify shareholders who have complained about mismanagement at the company.
As the money ran out, he and his employees developed scripts in order to mollify angry claimants and inquiring regulators.
The amendment did not mollify them, and their lawsuit has wended through various procedural twists and turns for nearly a decade.
Such questions, combined with employee involvement may serve to mollify many employee and management fears over potential changes.