1 cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer" [syn: pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, placate, gentle, gruntle]
2 make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism" [syn: temper, season]
3 make less rigid or softer [also: mollified]
- 1867 — Charles
Twist, Ch. 2
- Although this invitation was accompanied with a curtsey that might have softened the heart of a church-warden, it by no means mollified the beadle.
- 1916 — L. Frank
in Oz, Ch. 5
- The angry goat was quite mollified by the respectful tone in which he was addressed.
- French: apaiser
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