Definition of "mollify" []

  • To calm in temper or feeling; soothe. See Synonyms at pacify. (verb-transitive)
  • To lessen in intensity; temper. (verb-transitive)
  • To reduce the rigidity of; soften. (verb-transitive)
  • To pacify; soothe (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To lessen the harshness or severity of (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mollify" in a sentence
  • "If this place is any indication, there is nothing that will "mollify" his critics."
  • "As All Things Digital notes, that was one of the concessions that Epix (which is a budding cable channel in addition to a Web property) had to make to "mollify" its cable partners."
  • "The fact that she's a "straight shooter" on global warming may be related to the fact that she couldn't "mollify" people about Thiomersal."