- mollify (v.)
- late 14c., "to soften (a substance)," from Old French mollifier or directly from Late Latin mollificare "make soft, mollify" from mollificus "softening," from Latin mollis "soft" (see melt (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Transferred sense of "soften in temper, appease, pacify" is recorded from early 15c. Related: Mollified; mollifying.
- 1. The inves-tigation was undertaken primarily to mollify pressure groups.
- 2. She managed to mollify her angry boss.
- 3. Say something to mollify his anger.
- 4. The investigation was undertaken primarily to mollify pressure groups.
- 5. He tried to mollify his father's anger by apologizing.
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