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VERB (3)

1. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
- Example: "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
[syn: pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle]

2. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate;
- Example: "she tempered her criticism"
[syn: temper, season, mollify]

3. make less rigid or softer;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mollify \Mol"li*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mollified; p. pr. & vb. n. Mollifying.] [F. mollifier, L. mollificare; mollis soft + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Enmollient, Moil, v. t., and -fy.] 1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground. [1913 Webster] With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mollify v 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, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle] 2: make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism" [syn: temper, season, mollify] 3: make less rigid or softer
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

89 Moby Thesaurus words for "mollify": abate, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, appease, assuage, benumb, calm, calm down, compose, conciliate, cool, cradle, cushion, deaden, deaden the pain, decrease, defuse, diminish, dulcify, dull, ease, ease matters, even out, fluff, foment, gentle, give relief, hush, knead, laxate, lay, lay the dust, lessen, lighten, limber, limber up, loosen, lull, mash, massage, mellow, milden, mitigate, numb, pacify, pad, palliate, placate, plump, poultice, pour balm into, pour balm on, pour oil on, propitiate, pulp, quell, quiet, reduce, relax, relieve, rest, rock, rock to sleep, salve, shake up, slacken, slake, smash, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, soften, soften up, soothe, squash, stabilize, steady, still, stupe, subdue, supple, sweeten, temper, tenderize, tone down, tranquilize, tune down