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Tuesday word: Mollify

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Mollify (verb)
mol·li·fy [mol-uh-fahy]


verb (used with object)
1. to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
2. to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one's demands.

OTHER WORDS FROM MOLLIFY
mol·li·fi·ca·tion, noun
mol·li·fi·er, noun
mol·li·fy·ing·ly, adverb
mol·li·fi·a·ble, adjective
re·mol·li·fy, verb (used with object), re·mol·li·fied, re·mol·li·fy·ing.
un·mol·li·fi·a·ble, adjective
un·mol·li·fied, adjective
un·mol·li·fy·ing, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO MOLLIFY
mitigate, placate, appease, assuage, relieve, lessen, quell, lull, alleviate, pacify, ameliorate, allay, blunt, temper, lighten, compose, moderate, conciliate, ease, dulcify

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French mollifier < Late Latin mollificare, equivalent to Latin molli ( s ) soft + -ficare -fy

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR MOLLIFY
Meanwhile, on Friday, Holder made a round of calls to Capitol Hill in an attempt to mollify concerned lawmakers.
HOLDER’S REGRETS AND REPAIRS|DANIEL KLAIDMAN|MAY 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST

The appointments of Al-Sisi and Mekki are no doubt intended to mollify such concerns.
IS MORSY STAGING OR REVERSING A COUP?|HUSSEIN IBISH|AUGUST 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST

He was actually soft as mush, straining to mollify Hispanics without roiling his own nativist base.
IMMIGRATION COULD SINK MITT ROMNEY REGARDLESS OF SUPREME COURT RULINGS|ROBERT SHRUM|JUNE 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Obama moved to mollify them, although how well it worked is unclear; both Dunn and Romer have since left the administration.
9 JUICY BITS FROM RON SUSKIND’S BOOK|DAVID A. GRAHAM|SEPTEMBER 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
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