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Sunday, March 04, 2001

Definitions for mollify

  1. To pacify; to soothe or calm in temper or disposition.
  2. To reduce in intensity; to temper.
  3. To soften; to reduce the rigidity of.

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Citations for mollify
One hundred seventeen and a half pesos! Did you think you could mollify me with that amount, Philip V? Ana Teresa Torres, Doña Inés vs. Oblivion
M. Chirac kept coming back with different calculations as he tried to mollify protesters far more threatening than the demonstrators who had brought Nice to a standstill at the start of the summit. , Times (London)
Origin of mollify
Mollify comes from Middle French mollifier, ultimately from Latin mollis, "soft."
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