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Word of the Day 01/10/19 Mollify

Mollify (verb)
mollify [mol-uh-fahy]
(previously 04-27-13)

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

Related forms
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

Related Words for 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 mollificāre, equivalent to Latin molli(s ) soft + -ficāre -fy

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