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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)

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.

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."